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January 19, 2021

Is Minimum Wage A True Cure? - With Dr. Vance Ginn

Is government's "cure" for businesses destroyed by the shutdowns worse than the ailment? Do free markets settle salary questions by themselves? Does the Bible speak to the concept of minimum wage? What does history teach us about this issue? What demographic suffers the most when minimum wage is instituted? Tune in to hear Dr. Vance Ginn give insight on the harmful effects of minimum wage.

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About WallBuilders Live!

WallBuilders Live! is the daily, half-hour program of David Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders. David is a nationally known Christian author and historian. Together with co-host Rick Green, WallBuilders Live! meets at the intersection of faith and politics, capturing the ideas of America’s Founding Fathers and applying them to the news and issues of today.

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