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Minimum wage laws inflict the poor with a yoke of bondage. They make jobs illegal for low-skilled labor that don't have skills worth the minimum wage; they make it less likely that minorities will be hired by racist employers; and they are used by unions to keep the poor from outbidding them for jobs by offering to work for less. All this creates a class separation that generates anger among the lower class. Thus the minimum wage is contrary to the command to "loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke" (Isa. 58:6).
- George Grant, In the Shadow of Plenty, 124-28 at http://www.garynorth.com/freebooks.