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Raising the Minimum Wage: A Different Approach to the Jobs Problem

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On March 15th, the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program hosted a discussion called “Raising the Minimum Wage: A Different Approach to the Jobs Problem.” This event featured Nick Hanauer, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist, Second Avenue Partners; Christine Owens, Executive Director, National Employment Law Project; Heidi Shierholz, Economist, Economic Policy Institute; and Ron Unz, Publisher, The American Conservative. The event was moderated by Roben Farzad, Contributor, Bloomberg Businessweek. The event was the first discussion in an Aspen Institute series titled Working in America, which will focus on issues affecting low and moderate income American workers.  Also check out this blog post on the conversation:Maximizing the Debate on the Minimum Wage

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