9 Unintended Consequences of Well-Intended Laws

Welcome to America! …The Land of Unintended Consequences. We have the greatest of intentions with an alarming degree of shortsightedness.

Below are 9 ugly examples of unintended consequences. Unintended consequences are outcomes that are not the ones intended by these well-meaning actions. Leave your party affiliation at the door.

1)    We create a minimum wage to help the working poor.
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Who does the minimum wage really help?

Forget which party you pledged allegiance to and start thinking for yourself!

Who does the minimum wage hurt?

1)    Our most unskilled workers:  Because they are unskilled, employers would have a net loss by employing them at the artificially high wage mandate. The result is unemployment for all workers who productive value falls below the minimum wage. Continue reading