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Higher wages won’t increase unemployment!

By Emily Chong Fast food workers are going on strike from New York to Seattle to demand higher wages, highlighting the never-ending controversy over the consequences of raising the minimum wage. Many news stories seem to suggest that economists have … Continue reading

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Employment Discrimination Pushes Felons Onto Food Stamp Rolls, Increasing Program’s Costs

By Saki Knafo By refusing to hire people who have been convicted of crimes, employers may be adding billions of dollars to the total cost of the country’s ballooning food assistance program. Citing data from the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, … Continue reading

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