What Are The Pros And Cons Of Raising Minimum Wage

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One of the cons to increasing the minimum wage is that it helps larger corporations and hurts smaller businesses, therefore, competition is decreased. The bigger companies use raising wages acts as a barrier to entry to new business entering the market and create a monopoly for larger companies who have more profits to afford the increase. An example of this is Wal-Mart, who can afford to pay employees nine dollars and twenty cents an hour but a little store such as Meijer 's who does not make as much profit would limit their hiring of new employees and would cut hours to compensate. A family store might decide that the cost of entering the market is too high to endure as they build up their clientele and develop their business they decide not
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