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Minimum Wage : A Reference Handbook (Hardcover) (Oren M. Levin-Waldman)

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The establishment of a minimum wage has been both economically and politically controversial since it was first proposed by progressive economists at the beginning of the 20th century. Opponents decry it for increasing costs to employers and stifling economic freedom. Proponents point to the need for employees to earn a living wage and to be protected against predatory employment practices. This book takes an unbiased look at the debate over the minimum wage, acknowledging the validity of the arguments for and against it. The author, a professor of public policy at the Metropolitan College of New York, examines the history of the minimum wage concept on both federal and state levels, explores the controversy surrounding it, and profiles noted politicians and economists arguing both for and against it. The book also looks at the impact these compensation laws have had on the middle class and the working poor throughout the world. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

This unbiased look at the minimum wage debate in America traces the history of minimum wage policy at both the federal and state levels, discusses the controversies swirling around the issue, and examines the veracity of claims made by people on both sides of the debate.

Number of Pages: 354
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Contemporary World Issues
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
Author: Oren M. Levin-Waldman
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2015
TCIN: 17256185
UPC: 9781440833946
Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-4421
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