In this episode of the podcast, we slap down the economic fallacies behind the minimum wage with logic and basic economics. We also exhume progressivism’s fatal attraction to eugenics, a historical relationship that has largely been buried by public education.

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Socialism and Social Reform by: Richard T. Ely

Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics & American Economics in the Progressive Era by: Thomas C. Leonard

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Seattle Minimum Wage Study 

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Solution to Unemployment: Kill the Unemployed by Ryan McMaken; Mises Wire

Minimum Wage and Progressive Eugenics, Again by Ryan McMaken; Mises Wire

How “Sweatshops” Help the Poor by Thomas DiLorenzo; Mises Daily 

Negative Impacts of Minimum Wage and Anti-Sweatshop Legislation by: Walter Block

James Corbett: Planned Parenthood Exposed

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