Does Minimum Wage Equal Just Wage?

Increase-in-Minimum-WageHere’s my article at the National Catholic Register asking whether a raise in the minimum wage actually results in a just wage. The social science does not seem to support that notion.

“The current administration is again advocating for an increase in the federal minimum wage. Also, voters in five states — Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska, and South Dakota — approved raising wages in state ballot measures at the Nov.4 midterm elections. Many Catholics, along with the U.S. Bishops, support the increase. Some Catholics, however, are asking whether this is a prudent move for the nation’s recovering economy and, more importantly, for the poor.”…

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