Mark Thoma peers into the future to find this column by Bryan Caplan.

In 1996, Gallup ran a survey about the minimum wage. Some respondents were asked if they favored an increase. More than 80 percent said yes. The rest were asked instead if they would favor raising the minimum wage “if it resulted in fewer jobs available to low-paid workers.” Support plummeted to 40 percent. You might think that the minimum wage is too much a part of our civic religion to depend upon mere facts, but you’d be wrong.

Gosh, by the time I get my copy, it won’t even be yesterday’s news.