I have to admit I still get a kick out of seeing myself being quoted elsewhere:
Tim Worstall, a fellow at the Adam Smith Institute, replied on Forbes’ website today that the increase will harm the owners of fast-food franchises without significantly helping their workers.
“This rise to $15 for just the burger flippers in New York state is a seriously bad idea,” wrote Worstall. “Which is perhaps why Governor Cuomo has had to bring it about through undemocratic, executive, action. Maybe the reason the State Senate wouldn’t pass it was not because they’re all the most appalling Republicans who want to trample the poor into the dust, but just because it’s not a very good idea?”
I know, I’ve been doing this for a decade now. Should be used to it. But there’s still that sense of wonder at it all. At the one end we’ve got some middle aged bloke who knows damn well that he’s simply scribbling away to make the mortgage. At the other we’ve got newspapers quoting him.
Odd world really.