If the New York Times editorial board ever wonders why their editorials have so little influence these days, they might consider this. An editorial designed to affect public policy should consist of four parts: 1) Here’s the problem, 2) Here’s the solution, 3) Here’s what the other side says, 4) Here’s why they’re wrong. A New York Times editorial, however, consists of only three parts: 1) Here’s the problem, 2) Here’s the liberal doctrine on the problem, 3) Only greedy, stupid, evil (choose one or more) people and interests oppose it.In this case, Gordon notes that coherent policy takes a backseat to bashing Republicans for the unpardonable sin of keeping the minimum wage where it is. You see, it's all about feel-good intentions for the NYT and their liberal ilk; the actual results of a higher minimum wage are of ancillary importance.
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