Economics

Minneapolis Is the Wrong Place to Try a $15 Wage

High pay in a city with low costs? Uh-oh.

High pay in a city with low costs?

Photographer: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Organizers in Minneapolis are pushing for a referendum that would raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour, joining the growing movement across the country to raise local minimum wages far above current or historic levels.

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