economic inequality

Low wages are too low

I recently read Miriam Thompson's Oped "For North Carolina to truly prosper, we need to take care of our workers" in November 6, 2015 issue of the News and Observer (http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article43486605.html). This piece summarizes my own feelings about the problem of inadequate wages for hard-working people, and I thank Ms. Thompson for writing it.

Minimum Wage: Fiction and Facts

If there is a single measure to boost a sustainable economic recovery, raising the minimum wage is it.

    FICTION and FACTS about RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE:
  • 1. Fiction: Increasing the minimum wage will cause a loss of jobs.
  • Fact: Twenty-one [21] states have minimum wages above the federally mandated minimum of $7.25. In ALL of those 21 states there has been net job growth, and many of those states will increase minimum wages to $10.10 by 2016.
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