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No: Unintended consequences far outweigh relatively few benefits: greater pressures on worker productivity to compensate for higher wages; rising cost of living as cost of goods and services increases; not only existing jobs and companies lost, but those that would have been created; fewer opportunities for teenagers and inexperienced workers to enter labor market; hastens conversion to automation and machines doing work. In the end, net lower income overall and further disparity of middle class households. - Kelly Cunningham, National University System