Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Eliminate Poverty

Democrats all support a minimum-wage hike, even though it’s not clear such a policy is an effective way to fight poverty

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“Anti-poverty policy in this country is targeted mostly at poor families with young children, and that’s just not who minimum-wage workers are.”

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