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The minimum wage is the lowest legal wage paid to workers in certain categories. In the U.S., minimum hourly wages are set by the federal government and by the states. In other countries, minimum wages (by the day or month as well as the hour) can be the result of labor negotiations as well as legislation.- Category ID : 441041
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Minimum Wage Escalation

Monograph by Thomas Sowell examines legislation that would automatically escalate the minimum wage based on earnings elsewhere in the economy.
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Real Clear Politics - Ignoring Economics

An article arguing that the minimum wage is partly responsible for unemployment among not only African-American youth but also violent young French Muslims as well.
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Oregon State - Minimum Wage History

Four charts showing changes in the minimum wage, its value, and its relationship to the poverty level over the last several decades.
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CATO - The Minimum Wage: Washingtons Perennial Myth

1988 analysis by Matthew B. Kibbe, later head of FreedomWorks, of the economic, social, and political reasons not to raise the minimum wage.
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Swarthmore College - Policy Debate: Does an Increase in the Minimum Wage Result in a Higher Unemployment Rate?

2003 debate discussing the employment effects of the minimum wage, including annotated links to other arguments pro and con.
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Mackinac Center - Minimum Wage Causes Maximum Pain

Essay concerning the origin of the minimum wage and its negative impact on women, minorities, and unskilled workers.
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Mackinac Center - Minimum Wage and Fairness

Study arguing against the minimum wage, by Michael LaFaive.
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Wikipedia - Minimum Wage

Crowd-sourced encyclopedia article about the history and effects of minimum wage laws worldwide.
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The Guardian - Minimum Wage

Collected news, analysis and comment on the minimum wage issue.
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ILO - Resource Guide on Minimum Wages

Provides publications, statistics, media coverage, photos, videos, online resources along with ILO documents, databases and links. From the International Labour Organization, Bureau of Library and Information Services
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