When your argument doesn’t have a leg to stand on, you will end up making ridiculous claims:
A “free market” implies that there is a free exchange of information, in order for consumers to make the best choices. But these free market champions are concerned that employees might learn about their rights to a fair wage. Oh, and the other information they’re worried about?
The right to unionize.
In other words, their version of the free market relies on suppressing information, and making sure consumers and workers don’t have the information to make a free market work.
Sound to me like they don’t really believe in a free market.
Never in the history of the world has there been a more open and free exchange of information. I don’t know of a single employer who is worried about employees learning “about their rights to a fair wage.” Is there any employee out there earning the minimum who does not know what the minimum wage is? I don’t think so. Why should it be any different if that wage were to be increased?
However, there is one part of the above quote the rings true. The whole “living wage” ordinance proposed for Albuquerque is nothing more than a ploy to give unions and others carte blanche access to private property and a license to disrupt Albuquerque businesses.
If this was just about the workers, the union benefiting clause would not have been inserted.