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Meet Your American Sweatshops

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On September 4, 2017
Happy Labor Day! This expose of Los Angeles sweatshops routinely stealing workers’ wages and refusing to pay the minimum wage should outrage you and it should also make you understand that much, much more is needed to protect workers in the apparel industry, no matter where they labor. Before dawn six days a week, Norma […]

The Minimum Wage

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On July 26, 2017
This is a good overview of where we are at now with the minimum wage. Like everything else, it is a tale of two parties with no room for compromise. At the national level, the Democratic Party has also adjusted its minimum-wage policy, albeit more slowly. During his 2008 presidential bid, Barack Obama advocated for […]
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On April 9, 1923, the Supreme Court ruled in Adkins v. Children’s Hospital that states or the federal government setting minimum wages for women was unconstitutional, as it violated the liberty of contract. This awful decision made clear just how powerful liberty of contract doctrine remained in the United States nearly a century after it […]
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What Else Makes Corporations Sad?

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On November 1, 2016
The minimum wage also makes corporations sad. And their power in state legislatures usually means that they get their way, not to mention in Congress. But in 24 states, there’s another option: the ballot measure. And once again, we see a bunch of states seeking to raise the minimum wage through the suffrage. On the […]

Bad Liberal Ideas?

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On October 28, 2016

Catherine Rampell is EXTREMELY CONCERNED that Democrats are going to think they have a mandate after the election. She wants to make sure that doesn’t happen. So she lists all the horrible ideas

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