Tagged: Minimum Wage

A lesson from Seattle.

A recently released study from the University of Washington published by the National Bureau of Economic Research goes to great academic lengths to detail what just about any small business owner can explain to you in simple English.

Those working-at-the-car-wash blues.

At midnight Wednesday, base labor in America became worth 70 cents per hour more than it had been just one minute before. Just like that, an employee making $5.85 an hour began making $6.55 an hour, the new federal minimum wage. That’s an increase of twelve percent. Wow! Isn’t that great? If you have employees earning the minimum wage, they’re worth more today than they were when you went to work on Wednesday. A twelve...