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Why Obama's Minimum Wage Proposal Still Isn't Enough

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business

When President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour in his 2013 State Of The Union Address, he defended th...

Here's One Way To Shrink The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

Raising the federal minimum wage would have an unexpected effect on how much women earn relative to men, according to a recent analysis from the Natio...

Dave Jamieson

Justin Bieber Co-Opted In Anti-Minimum Wage Campaign | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

Whether he likes it or not, teen pop star Justin Bieber has been enlisted in a fight against President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the federal mi...

To Help the Poor, Move Beyond 'Minimum' Gestures

Michael Saltsman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Michael Saltsman

Better-targeted policies like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) deserve the support of politicians and public figures who want to do something about poverty. It's been empirically proven to boost employment and incomes, without the unintended consequences of a wage hike.

Minimum Wage Increase Rejected By House Republicans

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

House Republicans voted unanimously against raising the federal minimum wage Friday. A proposal by Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) to raise the feder...

The Cruel Gap Between CEO Pay and the Stagnant Minimum Wage

Ralph Nader | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

Walmart CEO Mike Duke makes approximately $11,000 an hour. Think about that -- $11,000 every hour. Think about an hour of your day, the tasks you accomplish, and the compensation you receive from your employer.

The Freedom to Be Impoverished: Matt Yglesias' Perverse Logic on the Minimum Wage

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

If the freedom of individuals -- to exploit, to injure and kill, to encite -- were allowed to trump all other rights, it would be a frightening world indeed. Just read a history book if you don't believe me.

Time for a Significant Increase in the Nation's Minimum Wage

Byron Williams | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Byron Williams

Our economy could be strengthened by an increase in the minimum wage that keeps pace with productivity. To accept the current economic trend as normal is to believe the Gilded Age represents the good old days. Can't we do better?

Dave Jamieson

Dems Propose Minimum Wage Hike | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) plan to jointly introduce legislation on Tuesday to raise the federal minimum...

Subway Founder: Minimum Wage Increase 'Will Cause Franchisees To Raise Prices'

Posted 02.27.2013 | Business

Could an increase in the minimum wage put the $5 footlong in jeopardy? Maybe, according to the founder and CEO of Subway. Fred Deluca, the man beh...

Dave Jamieson

Is Obama's Minimum Wage Proposal Too Low? | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the White House developed its new proposal to raise the federal minimum wage, there was at least one core constituency of President O...

More Depressing News About Gas, Wages, Bush and Obama (NSFW)

Chris Kelly | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Gas prices have just gone up for the 33rd day in a row. This would be terrible news for the recovery, but luckily in last week's State of the Union address, President Obama discovered the power to bend time with words, and used it to increase everyone's mileage.

11 People Who Hate The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business

Many have praised President Obama's call to increase the federal minimum wage, saying it would help working-class families make ends meet and could po...

Christina Wilkie

Obama Gets Personal In Proposing Gun Safety Strategy | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a broad and moving speech Friday, President Barack Obama described gun violence as only one part of a web of economic and social chal...

The Minimum Wage, Guns, Health Care and the Meaning of a Decent Society

Robert Reich | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

The questions we face -- whether to raise the minimum wage, restrict the availability of guns, expand health care coverage, and countless other decisions -- inevitably require us to define what we mean by a decent society.

The Great Wage Robbery

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

There's a myth in this country that enormous wealth doesn't come from anywhere or anyone, that it's self-creating and self-sustaining, thriving on pure oxygen like an epiphyte or a garden fairy. In reality, highly concentrated wealth is caused by actions -- human actions with human consequences.

'$7.25 An Hour Would Barely Cover My Gas Expenses': How A Miniumum Wage Hike Would Help

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

Driving to the next town. Saving money instead of scraping by. Moving yourself -- and your infant son -- out of your parents' home. These are just ...

'She Couldn't Take Time Off, Because She Would Not Be Paid'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

Life isn't easy at $7.25 an hour. Following President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, where he called for increasing the national ho...

Obama's $9 Per Hour Minimum Wage

David Macaray | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
David Macaray

No one is saying the minimum wage should propel folks into the middle-class, because, clearly, that wasn't its intention. So Obama's proposed bump is significant. But even at $9 per hour, you're still poor. You're just less poor.

9 Countries With A Higher Minimum Wage Than The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.14.2013 | Business

Minimum-wage workers make more money working in France or Australia than they do in the United States. At $7.25 per hour, the federal minimum wage ...

Dave Jamieson

The Obama Proposal That Frightens The Business Lobby | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) only needed a single night's sleep before throwing cold water on one of the most significant proposa...

Chris Kirkham

Why Obama's Promise Won't Deliver | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.14.2013 | Business

In terms of rhetoric, President Obama's latest State of the Union address offered an ambitious call to action, aiming for no less than the restoration...

Why The Minimum Wage Should Actually Be $21.72

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 02.15.2013 | Business

President Obama's call to increase the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour was one of the more significant proposals he laid out in his State of the Un...

Obama Lays Out His Middle-Class Dream

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Amanda Terkel

Minimum Wage Increase Central To Obama's Plan For 'Thriving Middle Class' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday night laid out a vision for a society in which everyone has a fair shot at a decent education, adequat...