Keeping Them Poor: The Minimum Wage Debate


Shawn Henfling tells the story of what made him finally understand the problem with current minimum wage laws.

McDonald’s Wage Hike Stems From Evolving Views on Morality, Politics and Economics


The fast-food chain’s surprise decision to lift its workers’ wages stems from a mix of morality, economics and politics.

Rebirth of Progressivism May Breathe New Life in Labor Unions

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Rebirth of Progressivism May Breathe New Life in Labor Unions

Walmart’s Pay Raise Highlights How Poor We’ve All Become


Walmart’s pay hike may just be a masterful public relations stunt. Even so, the announcement forced everybody to think about what lower-income workers need to survive.

It’s Time We Revived FDR’s ‘Wages of a Decent Living’

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The architect of the New Deal was right when he argued no business that depends on paying less than a meaningful living wage should operate in the US.

John Oliver Debates Minimum Wage. Living Wage Anyone?

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The federal minimum wage has not been adjusted since 2009 and does not provide a living wage for full time work. Time to fix it?

Front Door, Back Door, Economic Chasm

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The myth of “American Opportunity” versus the reality of extreme economic imbalance in the USA.

What’s the Point in Raising the Minimum Wage?

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All sides of the minimum wage argument seem to raise nothing but controversy. What are the facts?

Rand Paul: Poverty Wages are ‘Tough Love People Have to Accept’


Forget about raising the minimum wage. In Rand Paul’s mind, the real solution to putting more money in the pockets of everyday Americans is to give them ‘lower wages.’

For Midterms, Democrats Need To Find The Anger Vein

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Charles Ellison has had enough of the “dissatisfaction poll”. He wants to see results of an “anger poll”.

NYC Mayor de Blasio Rips Corporate Welfare, Champions a Living Wage

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A higher minimum wage will mean more money in the pockets of workers which builds a thriving economy.

Whatever You Do, Don’t Call It Bickering


The word “bickering” is one of the most overused terms in the lexicon of the political media.

Here’s Where People are Working to Raise the Minimum Wage Without Congress

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Congress hasn’t budged on raising the minimum wage, but that doesn’t mean workers aren’t getting pay increases.

“argument looks a lot like…’Let the market decide!’ the battle cry of the priviliged, wealthy…”

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This comment by Daniel on the post The Right Way To Approach Raising the Minimum Wage

The Right Way To Approach Raising the Minimum Wage


Raising the minimum wage, far from being a comprehensive solution, is at best a temporary fix to a much more fundamental problem.

Raising the Minimum Wage to $10.10 Could Lift Nearly 5 Million Out of Poverty

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A higher minimum wage would also erase half of the uptick in poverty created by the recession.