On The Enactment Of A “Living Wage” In Kansas City
Minimum-wage laws are popular. In 2014, four states (Alaska, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Arkansas) voted to increase their states’ minimum wage by large margins. People in favor of raising the minimum wage argue that it will help poor and low-income families. Most people, me included, want higher wages for everybody. However, mandating a higher minimum wage as a way to improve the economic conditions of poor families is suspect.
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