Has the time come for government to abolish rent controls and the minimum wage? What do you think? Do both rent controls and minimum wage laws achieve their intended purposes? Provide two examples. Are there any unintended consequences? Provide two examples.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com July 18, 2018, 4:58 am ad1c9bdddf
Has the time come for government to abolish rent controls and the minimum wage? What do you think?
Yes, the time has come for government to abolish rent controls and minimum wages. Each of these distort the market for housing and the market for labor. In case of rent controls there are fewer apartments available for rent and in case of minimum wages there is large scale unemployment. Setting price floors above equilibrium level in case of wages leads to unemployment.
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Market Efficiency and Government Intervention is discussed very comprehensively in this explanation..