Robert J. Samuelson: ‘Reform’ threatens political speech
Robert J. Samuelson, Washington Post
Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 11:13 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.
This minimum-wage business is tricky. On its face, raising the minimum seems an easy way to fight poverty. Just pay low-wage workers more. After all, some scholarly research finds that, within reasonable limits, there’s no job penalty. A higher minimum doesn’t reduce employment much, if at all.
By and large, that’s the position of the Obama administration, congressional Democrats and liberal groups.
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Sunday, January 19, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 11:13 am.