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The minimum wage: A little history, please


Date published: 5/8/2014

The minimum wage: A little history, please

Concerning the debate over raising the minimum wage, I suspect the same arguments for and against were raised the last time such legislation passed ["GOP blocks minimum-wage hike," May 1].

I'd be very interested to see an article or editorial in The Free Lance-Star that tells us what happened then--higher unemployment or a boost to the economy, or some other result--as a possible indicator as to which side of the argument has history on its side.

Bob Kerns

Spotsylvania