Quote – Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan, New York Times.

I believe employers should be aware that employees who earn under $10 an hour cannot lead an independent life. But I do not believe that government should dictate wages. We have seen this fail in Socialist and Communist countries. It will do irreparable harm.

Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan (R), Quoted in Lou Uchitelle. 1999. “Minimum Wages, City by City; As More Local Laws Pass, More Businesses Complain.” New York Times.

Friday, November 19, 1999