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Biased Survey of the Minimum Wage Law

Sent: Monday, February 21, 2022 9:52 AM

To: [email protected]

Subject: Survey of US Economists on $15 Federal Minimum Wage

In 2019, you graciously participated in a baseline survey about the $15/hour federal minimum wage. We are now conducting a follow-up survey of US economists’ opinions regarding a $15 minimum wage on behalf of a public policy and research organization. Would you please take a moment to provide your confidential feedback?

Click here to complete the survey!

If the link above does not work, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://minwage.questionpro.com

The results will be used to provide economists’ perspectives to politicians, policy leaders, the media and other representatives.

Thank you for considering this request. If you have any questions about the research, please contact me at 412.337.6613 or [email protected].

Thank you.

Lloyd

On Mon, Feb 21, 2022 at 3:04 PM Walter Block <[email protected]> wrote:

Dear Lloyd:

I should have stopped filling out your biased survey when I saw your first question: you left no option for getting rid of the min wage entirely. I’m such a wuss.

Best regards,

Walter

From: Lloyd

Sent: Monday, February 21, 2022 12:09 PM

To: Walter Block <[email protected]>

Subject: Re: Survey of US Economists on $15 Federal Minimum Wage

Thanks for filling it out. I’ll keep your note when I put the summary together.

On Mon, Feb 21, 2022 at 3:40 PM Walter Block <[email protected]> wrote:

Dear Lloyd:

Why didn’t you include that option?

Best regards,

Walter

From: Lloyd

Sent: Monday, February 21, 2022 12:41 PM

To: Walter Block <[email protected]>

Subject: Re: Survey of US Economists on $15 Federal Minimum Wage

There was one for 750 and below, which I thought covered that. Thanks.

From: Walter Block <[email protected]>

Sent: Monday, February 21, 2022 12:43 PM

To: ‘Lloyd

Subject: RE: Survey of US Economists on $15 Federal Minimum Wage

Dear Lloyd:

Yes, that’s the one I chose. But still ….

Yes, it “covered” it. But don’t you want to know even more? You gave so many other options.

Check your bias, I suggest.

Best regards,

Walter

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