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View Diary: Raising the minimum wage is hugely popular, and it's going to be an issue in 2014 (53 comments)

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  •  A poll published in February, 2013 (0+ / 0-)

    found economists' support for the statement:

    The distortionary costs of raising the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour and indexing it to inflation are sufficiently small compared with the benefits to low-skilled workers who can find employment that this would be a desirable policy.
    47% agree or strongly agree, 32% uncertain, only 11% disagree or strongly disagree. (3% no opinion).

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