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New York Fights Over Minimum Wage Hike

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As workers rallied Monday in the hopes that a newly appointed board will raise the minimum wage for fast food workers in New York, business leaders warned against targeting certain industries. Earlier in the month, a board appointed by Gov.

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Restaurant Industry May be Hardest Hit By Increasing the Minimum Wage

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Raising the minimum wage will have severe consequences, especially for those working in the restaurant industry, investor rating service Moody’s warned on Thursday. “A higher minimum wage represents a particular challenge for restaurants, which depend heavily on hourly workers,” William Fahy, vice

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Germany is Killing Itself with “Satisfying” Baby-Free Sex

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Germany has a serious population problem. This year marks its lowest production of babies ever, and previous years were already particularly infertile. Pundits warn that Germany will soon start to reap the bitter consequences of its demographic suicide. But at

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Bill Gates Correlates High Taxes with High GDP

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Recently Bill Gates questioned the supply-side, tax-cut economic theory by bringing up that the American period with the highest GDP growth in recent memory, the 60s, also had one of the highest marginal tax rates in recent memory, at 90%

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The Difference Between the Lottery and Wall Street

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Yesterday, I wrote an article about a deceptive shift of language from “income inequality” to “income inequity.” In it, I quoted Barack Obama, who recently claimed that hedge fund investors were the “nation’s lottery winners.” I think his dismissive assessment

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Republicans Beat Back Democrat Opposition to Pass New Right-to-Work Laws!

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Republican leaders in the Missouri Senate Tuesday invoked a rare procedural motion to end a filibuster in order to pass a bill designed to end forced union dues. The right-to-work bill passed the state Senate with a 21 to 13

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Income Inequality or Income Inequity? The Difference a Word Can Make

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I have been noticing a trend in recent discussions of income inequality. Commentators have started replacing income inequality with income inequity. At first, I thought this subtle shift was a result of ignorance. In our word-impoverished culture, the right words

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MSNBC Wonders How Clintons Can Talk About Income Inequality

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MSNBC host and liberal political commentator Alex Wagner had some pretty intriguing and thoughtful questions about the likely Democrat candidate for President. Modern liberals like to spend as much time as possible propagating class warfare and it just doesn’t seem

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Moving to Opportunity: What Happens When You Move Poor Kids to Rich Neighborhoods?

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An interesting program called the Moving to Opportunity Experiment explored what happens when you move poor families in impoverished neighborhoods to more affluent neighborhoods. A little more than twenty years later, Harvard analysts looked in on the children of the MTO

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What Happened to the American Middle Class?

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There’s one term you’re not likely to hear much in this presidential election cycle: middle class. Apparently the term is political kryptonite right now, especially since no one really knows what it means and most Americans don’t identify as middle

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Robots to Replace Chinese Workers in Pearl River Delta

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In what could prove to be disastrous for the average Chinese day laborer, factories in the Pearl River Delta have decided to start replacing their human workforces with robots: Robots are to invade factories in the Pearl River Delta as

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Is the Labor Department Lying About Unemployment?

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Anyone who is actually on the ground trying to find a job knows that the American job market is bleak. But the statistics coming from the Labor Department (with the help of the Census Bureau) are not quite as dismal

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