Just a decade ago, a mandatory $15-per-hour minimum wage seemed like a pipe dream – even liberal economists and The New York Times warned of negative effects. But a few large cities started enforcing it, and then it became part of the Democratic Party platform. It now stands a real chance of becoming federal law.

This would be a bad idea for six key reasons.

About the writer: Jarrett Skorup is the director of marketing and communications at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Readers may contact him by email at skorup@mackinac.org. This op-ed was first published in The Hill on Jan. 30.

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