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  1. SeattleSam

    Work is NOT better than welfare. Go back and re-read the Pennsylvania study.

  2. Our approach generalizes the case study
    method by considering all local differences in minimum wage policies between 1990 and 2006. We compare all contiguous county-pairs in the United States that straddle a state border and find no adverse employment


  3. Neumark /Wascher, who apparently thought that they wrote the bible on Minimum Wages in 2008, respond to the recent Allegretto/Dube “spatial heterogeneity” studies questioning that work in an NBER paper.

    Even if there are small Neumark/Wascher disemployment effects due to small increases in the minimum wage, they are outweighed by the earnings effects.

  4. Why the lack of awareness on the most negative effects…..When small business employers are forced to pay untrained ,entry level workers more it comes from the paychecks of the full time adult jobs. The middle managers , senior clerks and other staff must make a bit less!!!!,( the actual head of household jobs retail does generate) In small business our labor costs are 2 to 3 times that of our big chain competitors and the increase puts us all at an even greater disadvantage than we are already at…
    Destroying actual adult jobs to make entry level workers earn more even hurts them as they later rise up the economic ladder by lowering the wages of the higher paying jobs or at least making less of those jobs available.

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