With the minimum wage set to increase beginning next week in the state of Connecticut, we are once again reminded that our political leaders believe themselves to be more competent than the free market and the individual actors who operate within it. Though the narrative is routinely given precedence, here is the fact of the matter: Wage floors only help the politicians who promise them.
In May, Gov. Ned Lamont signed off on a bill to increase minimum wage in Connecticut from $10.10 per hour to $15 per hour. Whether or not University of Connecticut students approve of this change, there is one thing we can all agree on: We would like to see UConn’s plan for implementing these higher wages.