As I Was Saying
By Bryan Caplan
As couple days ago, I wrote:
But if my analysis is right, there will be some lucky workers who keep their jobs, don’t immediately see their wages fall, and get extra health care. It will be easy to run a story that starts: “Economists said it would hurt workers, but meet Fred, a cashier at Wal-Mart…” So even after they do great damage, the politicians who voted for the Fair Share Health Care Fund Act will still be able to loudly claim victory.
Russ Roberts has already blogged about some eerily similar journalism:
A picture is worth a thousand words. So the New York Times Sunday Magazine article… that found so many reasons to love living wage ordinances and so few reasons to be skeptical of their virtues, included powerful photographs of workers who have benefited from living wage ordinances with poignant descriptions of what these workers are doing with their raises.