Why the Left Isn’t Convinced by Your Economics Arguments

“A less forgiving, more ideological person will regard arguments against the minimum wage as either the opinions of a devoted egoist with no regard for the less fortunate, or as the ranting of a “useful idiot” who parrots economic views that are good only for the ultra-rich — and which are contrary even to the useful idiot’s own interests.

In either case, it remains nearly impossible to break through years of anti-capitalism learned both in the classroom and through popular culture. These views are solidified not so much by alternative economic arguments, but by a view of history which re-enforces the view that government intervention is the only viable real-world solution to the perpetual exploitation of the poor by everyone else.”