Monday, January 06, 2014

Minimum Wage

Conservative case that increasing the minimum wage does not reduce poverty. The Liberal case that it does.

A libertarian critique of the arguments from both sides by Megan McArdle.

Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't Just Good Politics; It's Good Economics | New Republic: This is the most convincing argument I have run across for why the minimum wage does not seem to result in more unemployment in the short run.

An argument that it might even create jobs.

Conservative economist Greg Mankiw's argument against raising the minimum wage and for increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit (here is an EITC calculator for those of you who are not familiar with the anti-poverty tax credit; see if you benefit from the credit).

Wonky survey of the conservative case against the minimum wage hike.

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