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Wealth And Income Inequality: What Are We Really Talking About?

Wealth inequality in Europe and the U.S., 1810-2010 (Source — .pdf, 1.2MB) The more I learn about wealth and income inequality, the more I realize I didn’t know — and still don’t know — and the more it’s obvious that many other people don’t know. Rampant confusion reigns. In my observation, most laypersons don’t understand[…]

No To Minimum Wage, Because: Soldiers

An actual letter to the editor Click image to see larger Click here to see source This one isn’t actually a “meme”, per se, but it is being shared as one on social media, so I’ll have a go at it in this edition of Stupid Meme Saturday. (Click the image at right to see[…]

How Much Control Do You Have Over Your Income?

(These are just thoughts that roll through my head while I’m performing mundane tasks like folding laundry. I don’t think there’s really a point.) Like many youngsters in the U.S., the idea of The American Dream was simply instilled in me, the idea that anyone — if he/she works hard enough and fearlessly seizes opportunities[…]

Minimum Wage Hike?

Categories: Economy, Finances, InTheNews
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Published on: 2013.02.14

In President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, he focused partly on generating “a rising, thriving middle class”. Oddly, in that part of his speech, he suggested raising the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour (a 24% increase from the current $7.25 per hour). In the News: Obama: Minimum Wage Increase Will[…]

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