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When states try to raise the minimum wage, you can count on the Employment Policies Institute to be there with "studies" arguing for the horrible things that happen when the working poor get a raise. But like most rightwing think tanks, it's studies are not the product of scholarship, but of corporate public relations, run by Rick Berman, a lobbyist for the restaurant, hotel, alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries, whose firm runs a spiderweb of fake "research" organizations pumping out biased studies to suit the propaganda needs of his business funders.