A number of folks have asked me about an article claiming that recent minimum wage increases may have "killed as many as 200,000 jobs." In fact, based on a balanced look at the underlying data, the article could also just as easily have argued that these increases did not kill 200,000 jobs. Let me explain.
Watching the Democratic debate from last week, it is pretty clear that one of the "big ideas" of the party for 2016 will be raising the minimum wage. The Democrats obviously think that this will make good politics, proving once again that they are on the side of the little guy, unlike those plutocrats in the Republican Party.