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Pros And Cons Of Minimum Wage

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Minimum wage in the United States was first established with the implementation of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Initially designed to protect the working class from low or unfair wages in exchange for their work, minimum wage has been heavily debated for its potential positive or negative impact to the economy. In theory, the minimum wage allows for a more equitable society in which individuals can work and participate in. In principle, all states should use the current federal minimum wage set at $7.25, though there are 29 states and a number of cities, such as Seattle and San Francisco, that have voted and passed to use their own higher minimum wage (Brainerd, 2017). Nonetheless, there are a couple of states in which a vote was passed to follow a minimum wage lower than that set by the federal government (Georgia and Wyoming) (Wage and Hour Division).
Hobbes’ theories are crucial to the argument for government intervention in establishing a federal minimum wage or an increase, as he contends that no government can act unjustly since the state creates the money. He develops this theory by explaining that there is no concept of a human right, and the only rights are the rights specified by the state. Furthermore, he reasons the state as being the source of laws, thereby allowing it to govern however it wants. Hobbes’ government is one that takes form as an absolute monarchy and ensures law and order in society by always
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