Economy

Video: The End of Tipping?

Celebrities, union activists, and politicians demand a higher minimum wage for restaurant workers.

Media Editors · Aug. 1, 2018

Celebrities, union activists, and politicians demand that the government raise the minimum wage for restaurant workers. They are upset that in 43 states, tipped workers can be paid a lower minimum wage than other workers. The logic behind the lower minimum is that the tips make up the difference. That won’t stop the do-gooders, who demand higher minimum wages.

John Stossel takes on the idea, asking, “Why should there be any minimum? Why can’t the employer and the employee make whatever deal they want?”

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