To making a convincing moral case against minimum-wage laws its helpful to distinguish between two kinds of ethical normsthose appropriate for families and other self-regarding small groups, and those suitable for larger groups whose members have little knowledge or concern for each other. Markets are better suited for the latter kind of morality and provide the best hope for low-wage workers to earn higher incomes.
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|Other Independent Review articles by Dwight R. Lee|
|Fall 2012||Moderating the Dark Side of Emotional Morality with the Bright Side of Market Morality|
|Fall 2011||Shrinking Leviathan: Can the Interaction Between Interests and Ideology Slice Both Ways?|
|Winter 2010||Why Businessmen Are More Honest than Preachers, Politicians, and Professors|
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