I have been more concerned with the moral and human justifications for raising the minimum wage. But, in yesterday's Washington Post, Harold Meyerson pointed out two new studies that demonstrate the economic benefits of raising the minimum wage. Turns out, both San Francisco, the city with the highest minimum wage, and Washington State, the state with the highest minimum wage, have both experienced strong job growth, undercutting the argument that a hike in the minimum wage will cause an increase in unemployment. How will conservative Republicans argue now? Maybe they will find a way to link minimum wage increases to Benghazi.
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In This Issue
- Francis' encyclical an urgent call to prevent world of 'debris, desolation and filth'
- Editorial: Churches can lead the fight against racism
- New family synod document a mixture of welcome, criticism of modern life
- Special Section: Women Today [Print only]
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by Tony Magliano Making a Difference