Should we extend unemployment insurance — and cut the minimum wage?

Michael Strain, a resident scholar at the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute, occupies an interesting place in today's discussion. He favors extending emergency unemployment insurance but opposes raising the minimum wage. He argues that, in some cases, you might even want to cut the minimum wage -- while offering workers more government aid.

Economists think minimum wage is worth it

The IGM Forum, which is run by the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, polled top economists on the middle wage. They think it has some downsides, but is worth it.

By Ezra Klein February 27, 2013