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By Veronique de Rugy

We have a saying in France that goes something like this: “With enough ‘ifs,’ we could put Paris in a bottle.” In other words, if you assume away all the difficulties of the real world, you can achieve miracles. This proverb was all I could think about when reading Ginia Bellafante’s recent column in The New York Times about making the case for a $33 minimum wage in the Big Apple.

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