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    Minimum wage hikes kill U.S. jobs

    Picture these four actual people.

    One is a salesman who is making more money every year. What does he sell? He sells self-service checkout machines to supermarkets and dollar stores, and self-serve ordering kiosks to fast-food and quick-service restaurants. His business is growing every year, but it used to be a hard-sell. The Chinese-made machines are expensive, and businesses were worried customers would be annoyed by not having an actual worker help them check out or order.

    But every time the minimum wage is increased, the salesman finds his job gets easier: his machine is more cost-effective, and the competition – paid employees – get more expensive. So he is now shopping for sports cars and is thinking about a bigger house. He is a winner in the new economy.

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