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The thing about the rejection of raising the minimum wage by 50 Republicans and 8 Democrats is that it is a punch in the face of working class people. It’s no great unknown that the poorest Americans live in states that vote solidly Republican; what’s the matter with Kansas was always a ridiculous question because […]

The Fight for $20

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On February 14, 2021

With Democrats moving toward finally creating a $15 minimum wage (though it won’t happen in the relief bill), it’s time to think about what this all means. I had the opportunity to talk to

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Congress has set a record for its terribleness! The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour since July 24, 2009. That’s coming up on a decade, but it’s already hit an infuriating milestone: June 16 marked the longest the minimum wage had gone without an increase since 1938, when the U.S. passed its first […]
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Today in the New Gilded Age

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On February 20, 2018
Michael Hiltzik on the wonderful times we live in: The first government-mandated disclosure of the ratio of CEO vs. average worker pay has surfaced, and as has been widely expected, it’s obscene. Technology company Honeywell, in a proxy statement dated Friday, disclosed that its CEO, Darius Adamczyk, was paid 333 times as much as a […]
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