From Metro News:
There are many other arguments against compulsory pay raises for entry level jobs – higher unemployment among low skilled workers, more financial strain on small businesses – but if we believe the working poor should get more, there’s a better way. David Neumark, economics professor and director of the Center for Economics and Public Policy at the University of California, Irvine, has researched the minimum wage argument extensively.  He says most economists agree that raising the minimum wage is an inefficient method of getting more money in the hands of poor workers.

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