From the OC Register:
Republicans continue to puzzle over how to champion upward mobility without sidelining public policy. Democrats, meanwhile, used the anniversary to renew a push for a higher minimum wage. On a gut level, that approach seems intuitive. Higher wages mean less poverty, right? Unfortunately, it's not that easy. Hiking the minimum wage turns out to be the least-effective way to try reducing poverty. As economists from UC Irvine and the Federal Reserve have shown, in a 2008 review of research on the issue, nearly all studies have found that poverty is either unaffected – or actually increased – by higher minimum wages.

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