Discussion of the evidence and research of government wage control, especially minimum wage. It's probably safe to assume that everyone in this thread has a working understanding of the arguments used by believers of either side, I'd prefer this to be more of an examination of the evidence than theory crafting.
By "debate threads are rarely needed" I hope Certis meant "please feel free to make one on the first day".
Recently there has been a lot of minimum wage back and forth in the 2016 Presidential debate thread.
BadKen posted this article by Paul Krugman in support of raiding the minimum wage. The link in that article that is most relevant to this thread is this analysis of several employment studies which indicates that raising the minimum wage has no to minor negative effects on employment.
Obirano posts this research paper which comes to the conclusion that there are larger negative effects than the previous (though later chronologically) paper finds.