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Would a higher minimum wage bring more Americans out of poverty? Or would it just lead to more automation? Timothy Noah and Glenn Loury debate.
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President Obama continues to campaign for raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Would this lead fast-food companies to replace low-skilled workers with automation? In the video above, Timothy Noah of MSNBC and Glenn Loury of Brown University debate raising the minimum wage but are also able to find some common ground. Watch the full debate on Bloggingheads.tv.

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