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The Downsides of Minimum Wage Increases

Posted: May 10, 2019 by Jonathan Meer
The House of Representatives recently took up the Raise the Wage Act, which would more than double the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years. The debate among economists over the impacts of minimum wage increases on employment is still ongoing, even as there is widespread agreement that low-income families need support. Bu...
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