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NRO’s domestic-policy blog, by Reihan Salam.

Casey Mulligan on the Impact of the Federal Minimum Wage Increase



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Casey Mulligan has tried to identify which workers if any were impacted by the increase in the federal minimum wage. His tentative conclusion is sobering:

For the time being, at least, it seems that increasing the federal minimum wage again would give a few workers a small raise — but at the cost of eliminating entire paychecks for the young, less educated and least skilled.

I imagine that there have been and will be other analyses of the July 2009 increase, which I’m eager to see.



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