Minimum Wage

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Environmental activists cling to the same stale policy prescriptions, no matter the situation. Only their rationale changes.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Soft skills are being priced out of the labor market by minimum wages. At $8 an hour, it might be worthwhile to hire someone to bus tables. At $11 an hour, Massachusetts’ minimum, it probably isn’t.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

The minimum wage is only the most visible portion of what quickly amounts to a vast array of considerable, often unseen costs. 

Monday, August 6th, 2018

But even after excluding all shoddily done studies of minimum wages, we’re still left with conflict in the conclusions. Fortunately, economic theory itself supplies clues as to why.

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

The short answer is "yes," with a "but"; the long answer is "no," with an "if."