The minimum wage is the lowest legal wage paid to workers in certain categories. In the U.S., minimum hourly wages are set by the federal government and by the states. In other countries, minimum wages (by the day or month as well as the hour) can be the result of labor negotiations as well as legislation.
There are many sites listing some very familiar economic arguments for and against the minimum wage and the question of whether to raise it. Please submit sites that explain those points in an effective, clear, or original way. In addition, sites on less well-explored aspects of the minimum wage--such as its history, its moral aspects, and its political dynamics--are invited.