PowerLinks 12.13.13

December 13, 2013 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 12.13.13

Raising minimum wage would be disastrous for minorities Mark J. Perry, AEI Ideas Probably the most vulnerable, at-risk group in the labor market would have to be black male teenagers, judging by the 44.3% jobless rate for that group in November. Continue Reading...

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PowerLinks 12.12.13

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