Now this is interesting:
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and other public officials campaign for higher minimum wages, but then they recruit "interns" for unpaid positions.
So it's OK to pay less than minimum wage if the job is in the public sector, or if the employee potentially learns something on the job, but it's not OK to hire someone who's desperate for income and is willing to work for $5.00 per hour?
So, here are your choices: You can work for $0 per hour or $7.25 per hour, but nothing in between.
[inspired by Donald Boudreaux, CafeHayek.com]