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Should there be a government mandated minimum wage?
Two related links - both are peer-reviewed research on this subject. (Also, both are pdf links, so don't click if you hate pdf.) Minimum Wage Effects Across State Borders: Estimates Using Contiguous Counties Arindrajit Dube Do Minimum ... read more

Should there be a government mandated minimum wage?
1a) If one study finds "MW raises unemployment," and another study finds "no evidence that MW raises unemployment," then - all else held equal - we should not make policy decisions based on the belief that the MW raises unemployment. A finding that ... read more

Should there be a government mandated minimum wage?
The MW reduces poverty. The 2014 CBO report made a very conservative estimate that a modest increase in the federal minimum wage would lift about 900,000 Americans above the poverty line, and other studies have made much higher estimates. In ... read more