Re "Brown signs minimum wage" (Page A1, Sept. 26): If gas were to jump from $3.59 a gallon to $4.12 a gallon you could 1) buy less gas and travel less, 2) continue to buy the same amount of gas with a lighter wallet, and/or 3) complain to your congressman.
If the price of labor jumps by 25 percent you could 1) fire a quarter of your work force thereby reducing production/services, 2) continue with the current work force with less money available for expansion or hiring new workers, or 3) agree with Governor Brown that you believe in a working wage.
Most people who are not legislators understand that when the price of something goes up, in this case the cost of workers, people buy less.
According to Hoover Institute economist Thomas Sowell, Switzerland, which is not known for its low cost of living, has no minimum wage and an unemployment rate of 3 percent.
-- John Paul, Carmichael