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by Growing Strong Enough

August 25, 1995

You've probably heard a million times that there is no such thing as a stupid question. I've pretty much made a career of blowing this theory out of the water.

Answering questions about our homeschooling lifestyle, we have to recognize that there is a difference between "stupid" and "ignorant" and respond to questions accordingly: IGNORANT is when you act stupid because you don't know any better. STUPID is when you know better but act ignorant anyway. With the above observation as our ground rule, let's review some of the Frequently Questioned Answers which homeschoolers encounter in our everyday lives.

fee.org

by David Laband

March 1, 1988

People don't like to think that anyone's labor is worth less than the minimum wage. Someone might end up flipping burgers for $5.00 an hour.

You might think the minimum wage is a way of paying some sort of dignity premium--hence language like "living wage." People with such good intentions look at the direct beneficiaries of these policies, say, burger flippers now making $7.50 an hour. They pat themselves on the back. But they rarely count the invisible costs: willing human beings who never get hired in the first place. "But $5.00 an hour is not enough to live on!," they'll say. For whom? A teenager living at home with his parents? An elderly person who wants simply to stay active? A single mom with three kids? A single woman sharing an apartment with 2 roommates? Of course, not all of these people could live off of $5.00 an hour. But some of them could given the opportunity. Concerns about those who couldn't don't justify minimum wages even if we ignored the invisible costs of the policy, which include reduced margins to businesses that might otherwise grow (and hire more people).

      

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