Column: Low-paid workers' stagnant wages key economic issue

Hidden within the unserious politics of the minimum wage debate lies an important discussion of why many workers have not seen their wages grow over the past generation.

It simply takes some digging.

To begin, it is useful to reiterate that a $9 minimum wage would increase wages for some workers and cause others to lose their jobs.

Those who get higher pay will credit the folks who pushed for the law. Those who lose their jobs (or more likely just don’t get hired) will blame someone else. This is how political theater works, but it begs the question, “Just who is it that cares about low-wage workers?”

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