Increasing minimum wage could replace employees with automation

It’s no secret that increasing the minimum wage has been a hot topic of debate across the country recently. States like California and Washington have already taken the step of raising minimum wage among workers. One hazardous side effect of this increase in minimum wage is that some companies will now look to automation in order to make up for the difference in expenditures. Some industries will be affected more than others, and that is evident with the restaurant industry, which makes up 10% of the overall U.S. workforce. The fast-food industry in particular could see a rapid decline in...

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