In plain language, this column, linked below, explains why raising the minimum wage is a disaster. It will eliminate millions of entry level jobs which would have trained young people for their later careers, and supplied them with income to further their education. This is similar to the effect that Union demands for higher wages and benefits has had in knocking the younger members into the ranks of the unemployed. The net effect of raising the minimum wage is to inhibit education and upward mobility for those who are not raised in affluent circumstances.
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Obama’s Promise To End My Son’s Job: Why It Is Personal : The Last Resistance.