Episode 14-Raising the Minimum Wage

July 7, 2017

Hey folks! In this episode, we consider whether pushing for a $15 minimum wage is economically sustainable or if it's fool's gold. We talk about what the underlying goal behind minimum wage hikes should be, some common arguments for and against it, and how it's working in practice. We look at recently released data from Seattle's minimum wage hike (here and here) and try to make sense of the results so far. Here's a cost of living calculator to consider how wage hikes in different regions would play out differently. Let us know what you think!

 

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