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Raising the Minimum Wage

New Analysis Debunks Claim That A Higher Minimum Wage Kills Job Growth

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business

A higher minimum wage doesn't have to kill jobs. The 13 U.S. states that increased their minimum wages on January 1 saw higher employment growth, o...

The Importance of Raising the Minimum Wage

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

A job should be a means to an ends. The ends should be economic survival. That relationship has been severed so that the idea of a job is not what it once was.

An Apartheid of Dollars

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

I carry with me the knowledge that economics isn't about numbers, it's about people. I know now that it's up to us to decide whether the way we pay people, the work we offer them, and how we treat them on the job is just about money or if it's about society, about how we live, who we are, the nature of America.

Minimum Wage Hike Would Cost $15 Billion

AP | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly w...

Raising the Minimum Wage Is Only One Part of Boosting the Economy

Mehroz Baig | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Mehroz Baig

The decline in America's middle class is a threat to our economy because our economy is consumer driven. If consumers lose purchasing power, our economy suffers.

The State of the Union Then and Now: Raising the Minimum Wage is Still a Good Idea

David Woolner | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
David Woolner

In calling for an increase in the minimum wage in his State of the Union address, President Obama may have unwittingly echoed Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Won't Budge on $10.10 As New Minimum Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While they're willing to haggle over the finer points of a minimum wage hike, congressional Democrats said Tuesday that they will not lo...

The Fight for 15

Dennis Trainor | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Originally posted at Fast-food workers walked off their jobs in over 100 cities on Thursday, demanding a living wage. The actions ...

'When Did The American Dream Become This Pathway To Indentured Servitude'

Posted 10.26.2013 | Comedy

Bill Maher wrapped up his October 25 episode of "Real Time" with a new rule for Ronald McDonald, and everyone else who employs minimum wage workers: "...

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...