by Greg Krehbiel on 23 April 2014
The map on this page — What you’d need to make in every county in America to afford a decent one-bedroom — illustrates why a national minimum wage makes no sense. The cost of living varies dramatically from place to place.
The premise of the graph seems to be that the minimum wage should be set so that a person earning the minimum wage could at least afford a one-bedroom apartment. I don’t see any reason to accept that premise.
-- 2014-04-23 » Greg Krehbiel