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You’re Lucky Workers Are Only Asking for $15 an Hour

It’s time to question the flawed conventional wisdom driving the minimum wage debate

Demonstrators participate in a protest outside of McDonald’s corporate headquarters on January 15, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois.
Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

I was 16 when I got my first job at a McDonald’s in upstate New York. It was the fall of 2014; I was paid $8 an hour. It was around this time that I started thinking of my purchases in terms of time. A gallon of milk was around $3…

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