Meet Matt Striker.
Matt is not a fan of the fight for $15, a national push to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Why does Matt feel that way?
He’s concerned. Concerned about the cost of burgers.
If, Matt says, you increase the wages people are paid, the cost of the goods will rise.
Matt is correct.
But Matt is also very incorrect.
Let Matt explain.
Here’s a rhetorical question not related to the minimum wage: What’s the sound of 10,000 Twitter dunks happening simultaneously?
(P.S. If you don’t understand what’s wrong with Matt’s logic, just stay quiet and keep reading and hopefully you’ll figure it out. It’s pretty simple!)
Everyone knows burger places only sell 1 burger per hour. https://t.co/b9AIgRmG3p— Derek (@ricketyoldshack) May 24, 2017
yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahah https://t.co/XjqToPjO1i— Rain shaft (@epitasis) May 24, 2017
I too am a big fan of just saying random collections of words and acting very matter of fact about them. https://t.co/cna6uZR3rr— Barry (@TheBarrylad) May 24, 2017
Is that why it cost me $7 million to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2? https://t.co/fJWL7j1ibl— Trash Poster (@trashp0ster) May 24, 2017
"How long can it take to make a burger? An hour?" https://t.co/4UVUTSVI3Y— aaron, a hate crime doer (@theyshootactors) May 25, 2017
It takes over an hour to make exactly one hamburger. And they can only make one at a time https://t.co/BylN1YMhFz— Galarian Holly Green (@winnersusedrugs) May 24, 2017
We could go on, and on, and on, because the tweets go on, and on, and on, but suffice it to say, that’s not how economics work.
That’s not how anything works.
Much like everyone who has been owned, Matt denied he’d been owned.
How do you arrive at the conclusion that the Tweet implied it takes an hour to cook a burger ?!?! My gosh…— [email protected] (@Matt_Striker_) May 24, 2017
But he had been owned.