Three sides to debate over raising minimum wage

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Kevin Lang, College of Arts & Sciences

President Obama has asked Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour from $7.25, with automatic increases tied to inflation…

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“I’m an economist at Boston University, but my first post-high school job was a $1.70 an hour position in Quebec, when the minimum wage was $1.60, so I know what it’s like to live on a very low wage.”

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