The Employer-Friendly Case for Pricier Big Macs

Protesters for a living wage, in Washington, D.C., on July 11, 2013 Photograph by Andre Chung/MCT via Getty Images

In all the debate about whether to raise fast-food wages—from Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto’s fond memories of frying fish for $2 an hour at Arthur Treacher’s to the specter of paying 25 percent more for a Big Mac—it’s easy to forget the other costs associated with fast food.

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