Recognize the Costs of Increasing Minimum Wage

This article originally appeared at WPRI. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon A productive dialog about poverty in America must recognize the need for transparency about policies aimed at addressing the issue. Milwaukee’s Public Policy Institute seems to do the opposite by appealing to the conclusions of a “sophisticated microeconometric model” … More Recognize the Costs of Increasing Minimum Wage

The Minimum Wage Can Never Be High Enough

This article originally appeared in The American. Click here to read the full story. By Ike Brannon While waiting in line at my local grocery store in Washington, D.C., the other night, I eavesdropped on two thirty-something store employees discussing the $15 minimum wage that recently took effect in Seattle. “It’s a start, but it … More The Minimum Wage Can Never Be High Enough

A Federal Minimum Wage and the States

By Logan Albright and Ike Brannon The White House has been spending an inordinate amount of time and energy this year advocating that Congress increase the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 an hour to $10.10. No doubt, some Democratic Party supporters of the proposal believe it would help low-income workers; however, their Republican … More A Federal Minimum Wage and the States

Is America’s Workforce Disabled or Just Discouraged?

This article originally appeared in RedState. Click here to read the full article. By Logan Albright Over the past forty years, the number of Americans receiving disability benefits from the federal government has increased more than six-fold. This is an alarming statistic any way one looks at it, but the implications of it are far … More Is America’s Workforce Disabled or Just Discouraged?