Tag Archives: Minimum Wage

Does Raising the Minimum Wage Help or Hurt?

Hoping to make the cut when the wage goes up (Spencer Platt/Getty Images, from the NYT) From the NYT: Minimum Wage Increase Would Have Mixed Effects, C.B.O. Report Says The idea of raising the minimum wage is deeply polarizing in American … Continue reading

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Markets That Won’t Clear: Walmarts In Urban Areas

From The Atlantic Cities: Exactly When Is a City Strong Enough to Spar With Walmart?  Walmart’s proposed location in Washington D.C.’s 4th Ward Here we go again with the silliness when local planning commissions try to extort concessions from job-creators.  This … Continue reading

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