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You Don’t Have to Move to Scandinavia - By Leah Boustan, Hernan Winkler, and Eric Zolt JULY 11 2014 1:18 PM

If you lived here, in colorful and idyllic Bergen, Norway, you’d reap the welfare benefits funded by the high cost of living.Photo by Brian Bumby/Moment/Getty Images… 508 more words

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When Ikea Raises Its Minimum Wage, Where Does The Money Come From? by DAVID KESTENBAUM July 11, 2014 3:31 AM ET

IKEA, a company famous for keeping its costs down, recently announced that it would raise the average minimum wage for its retail workers to $10.76 an hour. 253 more words


Who really benefits from increases in the minimum wage ?

An article in the WSJ this week is causing a bit of a stir.

Titled “Who Really Gets the Minimum Wage”, the report concluded that… 475 more words

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Wage Theft, Dangerous Conditions and Discrimination: Inside New York’s Food Industry Michelle Chen on July 1, 2014 - 12:00 PM ET

Fastfood workers on strike in New York City. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

New Yorkers see food as an indulgence and a craft, amid a brimming urban cornucopia of artisanal honey farmers, craft breweries and bustling farmer’s markets. 309 more words


The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats - | By David Freeman Posted: 06/25/2014 2:59 pm EDT Updated: 06/26/2014 3:59 pm EDT

Memo: From Nick Hanauer
To: My Fellow Zillionaires

You probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. 1,123 more words


RI Workers Won’t Back Down on Living Wage, Despite Democrats’ Betrayal - Sam Adler-Bell June 27, 2014

B, a fast-food worker and organizer, speaks at an inter-faith rally for living wages in Providence. June 26, 2014. (CC, Steve Alquist 2014)

Last Tuesday, four women sat in folding chairs on the steps of the Rhode Island State House in Providence and refused to eat. 560 more words

Income Inequality