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Why Minimum Wage Laws Hurt America

June 20, 2016

States such as California and New York and cities such as Seattle, WA are raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and other states and localities are planning to follow. Unfortunately, these   higher minimum wages will not move people out of poverty.  Rather, they will have the opposite effect of depriving young and […]

Lessons on Job Creation for the 112th Congress

August 31, 2010

When the 112th Congress convenes in January, the first order of business should be to address what many Americans worry about more than health care, Afghanistan, or global warming—jobs. Americans are rightly concerned. Although the National Bureau of Economic Research announced that the recovery ended in June 2009, the unemployment rate is still at 9.6 […]