Albany, New York
I happen to think the left’s real silent goal with higher urban-specific minimum wages is to drive NAMs out of cities, because NAMs tend to low wage jobs whose wages are less than the proposed or implemented urban minimum wages.
A better way of saying that is that if the urban minimum wage is higher than the wage equilibrium for fast feeders, then the fast feeders can’t operate in the urban area. If the fast feeders aren’t there, the NAMs that work there and the NAMs that eat there suddenly don’t think the urban area is such a dope place to beez, fo’ real, mo shizzle. So they leave the cities, using their Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Section 8 voucher, plant themselves in a suburban apartment complex close to their 365BellCurve salt licks. They’re lovin’ it.
With that having been said, we have this blogmeister vindicating news out of New York State today.
Notice it applies only to the fast food industry, and will apply to New York City (think: gentrification, hipsters, SWPLs) three years before it applies to the rest of the state.
It’s the next best thing to Andrew Cuomo actually using the NYS National Guard to round up ghetto blacks from New York City and physically dumping them somewhere else.