On September 20, 2016 the Center hosted a Dialogue on the Minimum Wage with Minnesota Senator John Marty, Dan McElroy of Hospitality Minnesota, and Dr. Mark Perry, an economics professor at the Univer...Read full report
That is the title of the report by Dr. Joseph Kennedy that the Center released this morning. The report promises to spark a vitally important debate on the future of Minnesota’s economy. Is Minn...Read full report
Edina’s expensive foray into feel-good environmental projects is a case in point. Sunday’s front page featured a story about how Edina and other suburban communities are installing solar proje...Read full article
It draws on research funded by same unions pushing for hike. If a new economic report commissioned by the city of Minneapolis is to be believed, a proposed $15 minimum wage in the city will bring mo...Read full article
Minneapolis’ small business owners are vital to the economy and will struggle with this proposed ordinance. All politicians like Council Member Bender can offer them are empty clichés. Since when h...Read full post
In the grand scheme of things – and even in much smaller schemes – two decades are not much more than a blip. So, I don’t want to read too much into an article, published in 1997, that makes m...Read full post
Higher minimum wages hurt the very unskilled workers they are intended to help. They also hurt small businesses rather than big ones. Minneapolis City Council's discussion of the $15 per hour wage sho...Read full post
Minnesota’s taxes and regulations are hurting small businesses. Minnesota can do better!...
Peter Nelson testifies before the MN House Job Growth & Energy Affordability Committee on April 18, 2016 (at 1:07)...