Many economists view San Francisco’s labor standards as a model for the rest of the country. From mandatory healthcare expenditures to a high minimum wage, the city has been a “vanguard of progressive local policy efforts,” according to a recent column in the New York Times Economix blog. Pointing to the findings of When Mandates Work, edited by Michael Reich, Ken Jacobs, and Miranda Dietz of the Center for Labor Research and Education at UC Berkeley, the article suggests that local policies that have proven to work — like those in San Francisco — “set an impressive example” for the rest of the nation.

Read the full article at Economix.