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When I hear the mayor of Baltimore coming out against a $15 minimum wage, I hear “please primary me because I listen more to greedy employers than the city’s working classes. We know from experience after experience that there is little to no evidence that higher minimum wages lead to unemployment. Seattle’s $15 wage has […]
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Bad Liberal Ideas?

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On October 28, 2016
Catherine Rampell is EXTREMELY CONCERNED that Democrats are going to think they have a mandate after the election. She wants to make sure that doesn’t happen. So she lists all the horrible ideas of “the left,” although she means liberals. These are proposals such as bringing back Glass-Steagall, a banking law whose repeal actually had […]

Teen Minimum Wage?

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On August 24, 2016

To say the least, the idea of a teen minimum wage of $4.25 is a horrendous idea with enormously awful policy implications. It also underplays the actual cost of being a teenager which is not going out

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This should obviously be a violation of federal law. But of course the vile independent contractor employment status exists to shield employers from liability, responsibility, and of course, not having to give up their 5th ivory-covered backscratcher. Getting paid to watch movies might seem like a pretty sweet gig, but two people who worked for […]

Raise the Wage

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On May 6, 2016

How do you create greater economic justice in Washington, DC? Raise the minimum wage to $15: Raising the minimum wage in the District from $11.50 to $15 an hour could net 114,000 workers in the region

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