Research shows minimum wages raise unemployment among their target group, and are ineffective at reducing poverty.
Two new AIMS produced radio spots have taken the airwaves. They tackle important issues facing Atlantic Canada, with the hope of provoking a conversation. Our first spot explains the problems the minimum wage as a policy for helping the poor. We argue it's mostly symbolic, and does more harm than good by raising unemployment among [...]
AIMS Senior Fellow Robert Roach argues that money does, indeed, buy happiness: "It may not be intentional, but the mantra that money does not buy happiness implies that being poor may not be such a bad thing, and that efforts to raise incomes are misguided."
AIMS President and CEO Marco Navarro-Genie discusses the newly announced partnership between Alberta and Nova Scotia, which allows for the coordination of apprenticeship training in the skilled trades and promotes enhanced labour mobility between the two provinces.
AIMS Director of Research and Programmes Ben Eisen discusses whether minimum wages reduce poverty and argues that targeted tax credits are a more effective measure of helping low-income individuals and families.
AIMS Policy Analyst Shaun Fantauzzo demonstrates how subsidies failed to retain jobs in North America and asserts that corporate welfare must end, citing the need to invest in job training and education.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Announces Ben Eisen as Director of Research and Programmes
Halifax, NS: The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) is delighted to announce Ben Eisen’s appointment as the new AIMS Director of Research and Programmes, effective 20 January 2014. Prior to joining AIMS, Mr. Eisen worked as a research analyst for the Citizens Budget Commission in New York City, where he conducted research and analysis on [...]