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Bell Ringer: The Minimum Wage and Inflation

The Minimum Wage

The Minimum Wage


Ginger Gibson discussed arguments for and against raising the minimum wage.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is the argument for those who support raising the minimum wage? Why do proponents want to tie the rate to inflation?
  • What do opponents of raising the minimum wage argue?
  • Describe the possible effects that raising the minimum wage could have on employment levels and working hours.
  • Do you think the minimum wage should be increased? Explain citing specific examples from the video clip.



  • Cost Of Living Adjustment
  • Federal Government
  • Inflation
  • Medicare
  • Minimum Wage
  • Social Security
  • Tax Breaks


Economics & Financial Literacy


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