Wednesday, July 02, 2014

$10.10-An Hour Minimum Wage Campaign Is A REALLY Bad Idea (Jonathan Tasini)

Jonathan Tasini wrote the following:

Working Life News 

$10.10-An Hour Minimum Wage Campaign Is A REALLY Bad Idea 

The campaign for a $10.10 federal minimum wage, championed by the president, Democrats in Congress and a whole raft of "liberal/progressive" organizations, is a very bad idea.

To be clear, I'm not arguing it's too ambitious. The opposite: what we need is a campaign, now, today, for a minimum wage of $20-an-hour. Anything less is a failure to confront poverty in America and a bankrupt economic system.

$10.10-an-hour will not allow people to make a fair living, or challenge the basic, "We-make-profits-thanks-to-poverty" system that underpins today's real world economy.

Today, I've explored this--with the relevant math--at Working Life. See it here.

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