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Seattle’s failed minimum wage experiment

In what seems to be a never-ending debate about the economic effects of the minimum wage, proponents continue to wrongly tout this policy’s ability to actually help average low-wage workers, despite a mountain of evidence showing the opposite. A number of Canadian and U.S. governments have given in to such demands, installing plans to raise their minimum wage to as much as $15 per hour.The City of Seattle was one of the first jurisdictions to do so, setting a precedent that has encouraged others to follow suit. In Canada, the Alberta government put forth its own plan for a $15

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