The Negative Effects Of Minimum Wage

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Pressure on Congress to increase the minimum wage has surged in recent years. Policy makers are proposing that an increase would be beneficial to the economy and its recipients. However, a policy as stated would be harmful. Research predicts that businesses would respond negatively by deducting benefits for workers. Additionally, an increase had only minimal benefits on the economy. Therefore, a minimum wage increase policy would hurt the people it is intended to help.

Ehrenreich, B. (2001). Nickel and dimed: On (not) getting by in America. New York: Henry Holt and Company.
In this nonfiction book, Ehrenreich, a journalist, researches if it is possible for an average American to live on minimum wage. She does so by taking jobs that pay the minimum wage such as waitressing, maid service, etc. She describes her financially stability and struggles with each job. Ehrenreich's intended audience is geared towards the public because she is trying to convey a message. Her research/analysis is personal and consequently results in bias. Ehrenreich develops a negative tone of the current minimum wage. This would be a good source to use due to how she describes the negative effects of the wage. However, her negative tone would not be useful for my paper because it creates a red herring.
HOAR, W. P. (2017). Mandatory Minimum-wage Hikes Once Again Hurt Their Supposed Beneficiaries. New American (08856540), 33(17), 41.
In this article, William P. Hoar offers information related to the

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