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Ryan Bourne

R. Evan Scharf Chair for the Public Understanding of Economics
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No Free Lunch At Whole Foods

Amazon recently increased pay for its lowest‐​paid employees to $15 per hour. The impact provides insight into how firms might react to minimum wage hikes.

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The Rationale for Minimum Wage Increases

Vermont is considering increasing its state‐​level minimum wage to $15 per hour. But some of the reasoning for the policy emanating from campaigners is not well‐​grounded in economics.