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Minimum Wage and Mindless Futility

Minimum Wage and Mindless Futility

A fascinating demonstration because its meaning has been interpreted in so many ways.

This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York.

So does this machine highlight the need to increase the minimum wage? Or the futility of a minimum wage existence? Or something else about those willing to do mindless work?

You decide.