Daily Clips: December 6, 2016
EPI economist Ben Zipperer critiques a widely-cited paper by Jeffrey Clemens and Michael Wither, which claims that the national minimum wage increases from 2007 to 2009 led to substantial job losses in states that raised their minimum wages to meet the new national requirement. Zipperer argues that Clemens and Wither’s analysis fails to adequately account for the effects of the Great Recession.
So far this year, 20 law enforcement officers have died in planned assaults carried out by gunmen, according to two groups that track officer deaths.
What are you doing, Merkel? Don’t succumb to the worst impulses of the masses.
Analysts expect companies to put more emphasis on increasing productivity as the labor market hits full employment and the pool of available qualified workers diminishes.
- Tweet of the day
Asked about economic growth, Paul Ryan says cut regulations to spur growth in coal, paper mills, farming. Tomorrow's economy right there.
— Modeled Behavior (@ModeledBehavior) December 5, 2016