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Seattle restaurateur Tom Douglas tells NPR why he's against government-mandated "living wage" laws. Douglas, who recently raised wages to a base of $15/hour for cooks (which reflects "one-third of our profits"), says "the goal for me is to create a merit system that is more reflective of the value of what being a chef is. I'm just trying to, in my own way, justify a better living for them." [NPR]

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