Let taxpayers pay the minimum wage (Opinion)
- August 21, 2018
- David Neumark, economics, via The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 21, 2018
Minimum wages reduce employment of low-skilled workers, yet political support for minimum-wage increases is so strong that they seem inevitable. What to do? I have developed a proposal for a high-wage tax credit. The HWTC preserves the direct benefits of higher minimum wages—namely, higher wages for low-wage workers—while mitigating the harm.
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