Entries by Walter Block

Debunking the Myth That Minimum Wage Laws Are ‘Progressive’

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Minimum wage laws are a malicious attack on the least of us. The minimum wage is a sort of litmus test. And not only for economists. For social justice advocates, too. Forget, for a moment, the economics of it. In essence, minimum wage legislation imposes compulsory unemployment on the poor, the unskilled, racial minorities, the young, […]

Whatever Happened to the Boy Scouts?

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It was once an honor to earn a merit badge in the Boy Scouts. Becoming a Star Scout was a privilege, a Life Scout was something fantastic, and an Eagle Scout was the very tip of the apex. Few achieved that pinnacle, and those who did treasured it for their entire lives. But even those […]