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It sounds simple raise the minimum wage reward hard work and strike a blow against the societys inequalities Its an emotional argument that blurs out the truth and makes people forget one important economic lesson Theres no such thing as a free lunch The minimum wage has not been increased since the industrial welfare commission raised it to 425 an hour The IWC and the legislature have not agreed since that time that any additional increase is justified because of Californias recession and the downward turn in the business climate There was a measure out on this last ballot called prop 210 which passed and increased the minimum wage from 425 an hour to 475 an hour and on March 1 1997 it will raise to 500 an hour and beginning March 1 1998 it will increase to 575 The minimum wage in California has increased nine times in the past thirty years rising from 130 per hour in the mid 1960s to 425 per hour as of July 1996 The increase has been less than the rate of inflation during this period The vast majority of the 22000 members of the American Economic Association agree that increasing the minimum wage will increase unemployment among young unskilled workers This 35 hike in the minimum wage paid by the business will be one of the biggest increases in California history And it will hit just when the state is recovering from a long recession Approximately 2 million of Californias nearly 13 million workers earn less than 575 per hour Most of these workers would be directly affected by this increase Roughly one-forth of those earning less than the proposed 575 minimum wage are teenagers while the remaining three-fourths are adults age 20 and over Industries employing significant numbers of these workers include retail stores child care facilities restaurants and fast food franchise Much of the fiscal impacts of this measure would be related
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