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In an interview with the College Fix website, Antony Davies, an economics professor at Duquesne University, explains why: “When businesses — especially small businesses — are faced with increased labor costs due to minimum-wage hikes, less-valuable jobs are eliminated. After that, the extra workload is doled out to remaining employees.” Or as economist Murray Rothbard writes in his book “The Free Market”: “In truth, there is only one way to regard a minimum-wage law: It is compulsory unemployment, period.”Meantime, it’s becoming increasingly evident that black leaders are getting fed up with the economic results of Mr. Obama’s presidency. For the first time, they have begun to question and to criticize some of the economic policies that he still defends, but that they now know aren’t working.

Donald Lambro is a syndicated columnist and contributor to The Washington Times.