Do you think Lawrence’s living wage ordinance hurts the state economy?
Asked at Borders, 700 N.H. on February 16, 2005
“I don’t think so. If employees are getting paid more, then they will be more satisfied with their work, which will be good for business. The extra money they make will go back into the economy.”
“No. This is a way for working people to get ahead. It seems that no one will voluntarily pay their workers more, but the more they have to spend the better the local economy will be.”
“I don’t think so. It seems to me that if people are earning a living wage from outside corporations, that spending that money will help the state economy.”
“Yes. The city just likes to impose ordinances like this and the smoking ban without considering the economic ramifications.”