By Daniel Kopin

There was an ominous silence after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) finished asking Dr. Arindrajit Dube her question.

“If we started in 1960 and we said that as productivity goes up — that is, as workers are producing more — then the minimum wage is going to go up [at] the same [rate],” said Warren. “The minimum wage today would be about $22 an hour…With a [current federal] minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, what happened to the other $14.75? It sure didn’t go to the worker.”

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