Now that we know both sides of the minimum wage debate are right, what’s next?
— Special to The Globe and Mail
A half century ago John F. Kennedy sowed an unsettling thought in the minds of American politicians: To govern is to choose. This winter Washington political figures are confronting a governing choice that is more complex than any of them contemplated when the issue first emerged.
On the surface the question seems deceptively simple: Should the American minimum wage, set at $7.25 in the first summer of the Obama administration, be increased in the sixth year of Barack Obama presidency to $10.10?