There is a recent controversial proposal to increase the federal minimum wage to $50 per hour. Let’s consider some economic principles, supply and demand dynamics, and real-world scenarios, we assess the potential impacts of such a significant wage hike on affordability, housing, and the broader economy. Join us as we consider factors between labor costs, housing supply, and market rates to understand whether a $50 minimum wage could truly solve affordability crises or inadvertently lead to unintended consequences.

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