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Is Paul Krugman Anti-Science?



If employers were only more kind hearted, could everyone in America get a raise? That’s certainly the impression left in last week’s New York Times by Paul Krugman. Writing about Walmart’s decision to raise wages for about half a million workers, Krugman wrote:

“Second, and arguably far more important, is what Walmart’s move tells us—namely, that low wages are a political choice, and we can and should choose differently.”

In other words, every employer could do what Walmart did, if only they were more generous.

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John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”


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