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u.s. Minimum Wage

Why Have a Higher Minimum Wage?

Harlan Green | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

The International Monetary Fund just came out with a depressing prognosis for US economic growth -- 2 percent this year, and maybe 3 percent next year? Why? A too-bad winter, slowdown in the housing market, and stagnant wages, said the report.

America Is Globally Shamed For Its Pathetic Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business

America is treating its low-wage workers so badly that it's starting to get shamed by the rest of the world. The International Monetary Fund on Mon...

The Price of Sweat: America's Minimum Wage Debate Echoes in India

Jehangir S. Pocha | Posted 06.17.2014 | Home
Jehangir S. Pocha

Currently, India's labor laws only apply the 20 to 25 million workers in what is called the "organized sector," which includes registered corporations and businesses. New higher minimum wages must also be made to apply to the other 175 million workers who work in the unorganized or unincorporated sector, as farm hands, pushcart vendors, construction workers, private security guards, household help, drivers, shoe shiners, waiters, shop help etc. Currently, this is not happening.

GDP and Job Creation: A Grand Mismatch

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 06.30.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey P. Colin

As our leaders in business and government engage in continuing debates about how best to grow the economy, huge numbers of Americans are falling deeper and deeper into poverty.

Dave Jamieson

Minimum Wage Boost Wouldn’t Hurt Job Growth: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.25.2011 | Business

Raising the minimum wage wouldn’t cripple job growth and hurt businesses like some conservative groups have argued, according to a new study. To the...