From The NYT:
“We just passed minimum wage laws in some cities: San Francisco is a high-wage one, Los Angeles is not such a high-wage one,” said David Neumark, an economics professor at the University of California, Irvine, who has done work suggesting that even relatively moderate minimum wage increases can lead to a significant rise in unemployment. “Given that there’s some risk of adverse effects, possibly bad effects, let’s do a little study and see what happens.”
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