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03/31/2016 - Food For Thought: 3/31/2016

Ask an Economist: Will a Minimum Wage Hike Help or Hurt Workers

– US News

U.S. News talks to Jeff Clemens, an assistant professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, who speaks to the inherent political biases of those who support and oppose a minimum wage increase. Ultimately, he calls for a return to theory-driven analysis, and he believes that better policy options, other than minimum wage increases, exist.


Revolutionizing Customer Service

– The Harvard Business Review

The Harvard Business Review opines that to properly serve the modern consumer, the traditional pillars of customer service orthodoxy have to be challenged.

Rarer than Rare: The Female Executive of Color

– The Washington Post

With an increasing focus on equal pay and gender equality in the national dialogue, the Washington Post examines the staggering reality of how few minority women hold executive positions.

Even left-leaning economists say California’s $15 minimum wage is a gamble


California is embarking on a grand experiment, and even those economists, who are ideologically supportive of minimum wage increases, are unsure of what the outcome will be.