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Principles of Economics 2e

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Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
ISBN: 9781947172364

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2nd Edition
Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
ISBN: 9781947172364
Textbook Problem

Must government policy decisions have winners and losers? What are the effects of raising the minimum wage? It is more complex than simply producers lose and workers gain. Who are the winners and who are the lasers, and what exactly do they win and lose? To what extent does the policy change achieve its goals?

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The effects of raising the minimum wage.

Explanation

When we look at most government policies we have both winners and losers. Here, we are looking at the effects of raising minimum wages, if it is more complex than simply that workers gain and producers lose.

Minimum wage comes into place when the producers are paying very low remuneration to their workers which is not even allowing them to have a sustenance living. This comes into place when the government interferes to ensure that the income ensures basic necessities of the individuals are taken care of.

The winners and losers can be understood as a value judgment...

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