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A Complete Guide to the Minimum Wage.

Does Paying Workers More Hurt Business? A Complete Guide to the Minimum Wage.

“you have a mass of competing forces set off by the minimum wage — some pushing employment up, and some down. That’s why a 2009 meta-study — a study of 64 other studies — found a convergence on zero employment effects… In other words, the pros and cons cancel each other out.” — Jeff Spross, The Week

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


  • Raise the minimum wage, establish a “maximum wage” (100% taxation on income over $10 million… $50 million?), 0% tax up to income of $50,000, transfer of personal wealth over $1 billion to life-saving government program accounts, etc., and so on….

  • I think Henry Ford found that when you pay your workers a decent wage they could afford to buy the products that they made. That’s just plain good for business.

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