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Given the political biases in this question, the only evidence I would seriously consider is simple and easily verifiable statistics (something like in this example). Is it really an excessive requirement?


If all you need is a correlation, then I'm sure there are plenty of people who can provide you with one that shows that minimum wage is great.

But, in medicine, the drugs are tested by comparing two groups - sick people who get it and sick people who don't.


It's by testing two randomly selected groups. If you just look at people who choose to take it or not take it, you don't get very useful results. You end up finding out things like that power lines cause cancer.






If all you need is a correlation, then I'm sure there are plenty of people who can provide you with one that shows that minimum wage is great.

Have you actually seen a study like that which made sense to you?
It's by testing two randomly selected groups.

It would be better if we could make a controlled experiment on a large group of randomly selected countries. But a non-random selection from a limited set is still better than purely theoretical speculations.
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