The Racist Origin of the Minimum Wage — Deirdre McCloskey

Minimum wage laws were invented to protect the “Anglo-Saxon” race from competition. Prof. Deirdre McCloskey explains the authoritarian roots of Progressivism.

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4 weeks ago at 11:24 PM

I remember learning this, but I’m not sure when or where. I am fairly sure it was not in school, though. This is one of those things that is a liberal view today that the seedy history is glossed over.

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2 weeks ago at 3:38 PM

While what Prof McCloskey is sounds probable I’m looking for the proof to back this up. If I do a Google search the top result is

The purpose of the minimum wage was to stabilize the post-depression economy and protect the workers in the labor force. The minimum wage was designed to create a minimum standard of living to protect the health and well-being of employees.

Everything else from the front page resembles the same progressive terminology.

It would be appreciated if someone provide links to sources which back up the statements made by Prof McCloskey.
Bonus if you can find an article which is presented in a manor that can be read and comprehended by the mass public and is not such that it would immediately rejected by those in favor of the minimum wage as being biased (ie overtly libertarian, conservative, or anti-progressive).

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