Category Archives: Maine

What impact does a minimum wage increase have on prices?

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FROM the Maine Heritage Policy Center’s Patrick Marvin on proposals to raise the minimum wage: Broadly, the concept of a minimum wage increase polls well with voters, because on the surface it seems like a common sense quick fix for a real problem to most people.  Unfortunately, this type of a change would instead cause […]

The story of the boy who cried ‘STEM Labor Shortage’

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It is no generally conceded that the current economic environment is qualitatively different from that which prevailed little more than a decade ago.  That is, we are in the midst of a “new economy” . . . . . . Clearly Maine has a significant challenge in amassing the highly skilled human resources that are […]