Soooo...I suppose this book wasn't authored by them? http://www.amazon.com/Myth-Measurement-David-Card/dp/0691048231 A "counter-revolutionary trick" as the Soviets would say? Now, anyone who's familiar with Card and Kreuger would recognize the title and the study's findings. It combines a lot of their studies into one work, similar to the book I cited. In fact (though this may surprise you), in order to summarize the totality of their findings, many researchers write books that build off of their peer-reviewed articles. These books are then studied at universities so that the findings of 4-5 scholarly articles are able to be read at once (teaching efficiency at the same time). Sure, if you want to focus on a segment of their studies. It's no lie that teenage unemployment and youth unemployment are dramatically effected by minimum wage increases--in fact, the numbers bear that out (check out the recent numbers in those demographics if you'd like). Did you read the article I posted? They're every bit as known and respected as Card and Kreuger. Come now, it's hardly like I put up some crackpot guys from a community college to respond. They've earned the praise of numerous others economists--and there are many scholarly articles that support their findings (just as Card and Kreuger have their supporters too). If you read the study, you'd have noticed the empirical research you asked for. I suggest you process it. Well, you've said that the book by Neumark and Wascher wasn't a valid source because it wasn't peer-reviewed (ignoring the fact that your own proffered economists wrote their own book based on their studies)--which is false since the book references and builds upon numerous studies they've done, along with other economists. Pretty sure you'd have known that had you read the book. Books written by academics are a way of building and expanding on their scholarly research articles. These books are often required reading at schools so that way, students can have a broad-based exposure to multiple articles. Shocking, I know--but it makes sense since one would think an economics class would have some degree of efficiency. ...more data's been able to be processed and analyzed, true--but it hasn't exactly fundamentally altered the basic premise of supply and demand (though I gather that's what you're trying to postulate). If you're really tying to sit here and say those 5 authors represent the only economists in the field that feel that way, then you're lying. Come now, I don't sit here and say Card & Kreuger are the only economists who feel that minimum wage increases have "negligible" effects on employment (and yet, those two--plus 3 others cited by vert) are the only ones you guys have provided. And, it would appear you're also guilty of appealing to authority by your "many economists think their work is accurate" here (without citing them). Monkey see, monkey do, eh? I don't think there's a poll done on the subject; but your viewpoint runs counter to economic theory, as you've already acknowledged. Nevertheless, most people are guilty of some logic fallacy or another in any argument. If I really wanted to go back and break it down, I'm sure there would be plenty of examples in my arguments--and in yours. We already know you did the same thing I did a post after you called me out on me doing it. ...which the authors addressed. I suggest you read the book; it was written over a decade after Card & Kreuger's work and after there were far more examples of minimum wage increases across the US.