Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Ia., recently proposed raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. On March 5 he tweeted, “Raising the minimum wage is an issue of economic justice. It will stimulate our economy and generate new jobs.” Harkin could not be more wrong. I intend to prove that the opposite is true using explanations right out of a principles of macroeconomics textbook, a book Sen. Harkin ought to read.

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