Friday, January 10, 2014

The MacIver Institute's Pavlovian Response to an Increase in the Minimum Wage

MacIver Institute Increase in Minimum Wage Will Hurt, Workers Lead to Job Losses.  (1/10/2014 news release)

Makes you wonder how the Texas economy does so well when it has one of the highest percentages of workers who are paid at or below the federal minimum wage.
  1. Idaho 7.7%
  2. Texas 7.5%
  3. Oklahoma 7.2%
  4. Louisiana 7.1%

Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers 2012

The federal minimum wage has increased 10 times since 1979.

Related posts: 
The view from the other side of the counter.  (11/29/2013)
The minimum wage and the poverty guideline.  (11/20/2013)
Most of us don't buy into U.S. Chamber of Commerce handwringing over minimum wage.  (11/12/2013)
A look at the minimum wage.  (9/28/2013)

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