Policy Brief

  • Pittsburgh’s Minimum Wage Obsession

    Summary: Pittsburgh’s mayor has announced a plan to require contactors with professional service contracts of $100,000 or more to pay their employees $15 per hour. Once again the role of the marketplace and prudent government are given short shrift.   … Continue reading


Colin McNickle at Large

  • The dichotomy of Pittsburgh

    From the email inbox comes this message from a reader: “I read your latest Policy Brief (Vol. 17, No. 48) on “Pittsburgh’s minimum wage obsession.” You make some really cogent points about misplaced priorities and cited several previous policy briefs … Continue reading