Analysis Of Raise That Wage By Paul Krugman

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“Raise that Wage” an article written by Paul Krugman focuses on using logos, ethos and pathos to make a point that the minimum wage must be raised. He quotes data from past experiments to help drive his point home, he argues that the minimum wage must be raised so that people can still make a living and by raising the wage it helps fixes a problem that has existed for decades in the pay structure of the United States. Paul Krugman is a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University who has received the Nobel Prize in Economics. He has and edited over 27 books and more than 200 papers. He has been writing for the New York Times since 1999. His Article “Raise That Wage” seems to be targeting the middle and lower class …show more content…
However minimum wage, “perhaps the most studied subject in economics today” according to Krugman has data that disagrees with these combatants. This data is an example of logos that Krugman uses in the article. This data comes from natural experiments, observations. These natural experiments are based off comparing the states that have raise minimum wage and those who do not raise the wage. The results show little if any negative effect on employment in minimum wage jobs. “This means that the argument they propose is invalid” according to the article, the evidence that oppose it is the very people that have minimum wage jobs. Krugman says in the article that humans are complex, and that complexity seems to be that modest increases in wages for the least- paid doesn’t necessarily reduce the number of jobs. In other words people don’t want to fire the workers that do the less desirable jobs over a few extra dollars an hour. I agree with Mr. Krugman, the argument that has opposed this proposal is invalid it has no grounds while we have research from decades of

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