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Fast-rising rates of economic inequality in the U.S. and poverty reduction policies were the subject of a day-long colloquium at MIT Thursday featuring several top U.S. economists.
A higher minimum wage was a favorite topic by a panel that included two former advisors to presidents. Princeton University economics professor Alan Krueger, chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors until August, said national efforts to increase minimum wage currently stand a “decent chance” of success.