Jacob Vigdor is Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
As is always the case, government "help" backfires on the very people that are purportedly being "helped." The minimum wage law is a prime example. As government outlaws jobs below a certain dollar amount, low-skilled workers suffer tremendously and
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and I have the same goals: better, higher paying jobs for everyone, especially for the poor, and a radical reduction in their horrendously high unemployment rates.
With Democrats about to take control of the House, it is likely we will see an increase in the federal minimum wage pass the lower chamber, even if it has no chance of becoming a law. We will just as surely hear opponents making completely sound econ
How Bezos would benefit from a federal minimum wage hike.
If Bernie Sanders was trying to get under Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' skin, it appears he has succeeded.
One of the greatest takedowns of the minimum wage you'll ever find comes from an unlikely place.
Video- How high should minimum wage be...UCLA Students
If you want a filthy job to get done, you gotta pay up. And Frisco is damned filthy.
Fast food workers who enthusiastically joined the "fight for $15" are about to get the latest lesson in life's numerous ironies: Shake Shack has become the latest fast food purveyor to launch with order kiosks, which the company said will help it min
Dear Prof. Neumark: I have long been an adamant and bitter opponent of the minimum wage law, and a long-time admirer of your work on this pernicious legislation, see below for some few of your contributions to the literature debunking its false cla
Anyone who has a basic understanding of elementary-level arithmetic and some common sense can easily explain why raising the minimum wage is bad for employment levels. In a nutshell, higher labor costs simply improve the payback profile of capital i
This week, The Washington Post ran an editorial titled: "Sobering news for $15 minimum-wage boosters." It turns out that the sobering news is that the minimum wage ends up hurting the very people it's supposedly intended to help. Ron Paul explains wh
There are political movements to push the federal minimum hourly wage to $15.
The economic ignorace of the "Let's Raise the Minimum Wage" gang is matched only by their smugness. In their confused, economically-illiterate universe, you either advocate for an increase in the minimum wage or you hate poor people.
A week ago, we reported on a study from the University of Washington that exposed how the city of Seattle's progressive minimum wage increases, which began in 2015, are – contrary to the hopes of so many liberals – actually crushing the city'
Seattle's first-in-the-nation $15 per hour minimum wage law is hurting the workers it aimed to help, a new study has found.
People are talking about the minimum wage a lot. They always have. But with the government's plan to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, the talk is even more prevalent than usual.
Guess What Happens Next
The Washington Times has published a fascinating and insightful story about growing opposition to hikes in the minimum wage in various parts of the country.
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