Minimum Wage

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Feb 18, 2021
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President Biden wants to gradually double the current minimum wage over the next few years to reach $15 an hour by 2025. Biden says it will reduce poverty in America. His political opponents say it’ll just make things worse for the poor. Even economists don’t agree on whether a higher minimum wage will help or hurt America. James Kwak–a professor with expertise in fiscal policy at the University of Connecticut School of Law–wrote a book on this divide called "Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality." (AP Photo/John Raoux) Show More...