1887, Franklin H. Giddings, "The Natural Rate of Wages," Political Science Quarterly, vol. 2, no. 4, p. 625:
John Stuart Mill . . . was not long in proving that the moral minimum of wages was a myth.
1942, Richard C. Fuller, "Morals and the Criminal Law," Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (1931-1951), vol. 32, no. 6, p. 628:
These moral minima are found in the many criminal laws.
2001, Charles R. Beitz, "Human Rights as a Common Concern," American Political Science Review, vol. 95, no. 2, p. 272:
Walzer speculates that a comparison of the moral codes found in various societies might produce "a set of standards to which all societies can be held—negative injunctions, most likely, rules against murder, deceit, torture, oppression, and tyranny." These standards would constitute "the moral minimum."