Nonprofit workers like those at Seattle’s Downtown Emergency Service Center don’t want to be left out of the fight for a higher minimum wage but also realize that higher wages could come at the expense of some of their jobs…
By Bill Hobson
Nonprofit leader Bill Hobson is personally supportive of a $15 an hour minimum wage. But he knows his human services agency doesn't have the resources to pay their employees more without trimming staff and ultimately, cutting services Seattle's homeless depend…
Economist Deirdre McCloskey wants to be taxed to finance a minimum income, not a minimum wage. People couldn't persuasively beg with the former, she says, and the government would get out of the business of treating adults like children.
Seattle councilwoman Kshama Sawant is a leader in Seattle's movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. But even that, she says, won't be enough to overcome an economic system that's not working for America.
By Laurence Kotlikoff
Social Security's arcane provisions don't just disadvantage recipients who can't figure out what they mean. As Larry Kotlikoff explains, there are also structural inequities in the system that put certain groups, particularly lower-earners, at a disadvantage.
By Paul Oyer
In this adaptation of "Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating, " Paul Oyer explains how our decisions to stick with people whose backgrounds resemble our own lead to stagnant economic mobility.
By Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press
President Barack Obama is seeking changes in overtime rules that will make millions of workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay for their extra work. Obama intends to sign a presidential memorandum Thursday directing the Labor Department to propose rules that expand…
By Simone Pathe
Exorbitant CEO compensation has been blamed for the explosion of wealth at the top of the income gap. But could it also be hurting future stock prices?…
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