Maximum Interest in the Minimum Wage

There is a minimum wage frenzy in America. Communities across the nation and certain corporations have either adopted or substantially increased their respective minimum wages. On October 2, 2018, Amazon announced that it would be raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour effective the following month. At that time, more than 250,000 Amazon employees, including part-time and temporary employees stood to benefit.

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Anirban Basu

Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore, MD. He is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most recognizable economists in part because of his consulting work on behalf of such clients as prominent developers, bankers, brokerage houses, energy suppliers, and law firms.

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