Here's a Quick, Smart Way Obama Could Raise Worker Wages
July 29, 2014
Tell federal agencies to stop contracting with firms that don't treat their employees well.
Many more Americans are getting health coverage, but some of their insurers aren't behaving very well.
Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Is Smart, But There's a Reason the U.S. Government Won't Copy it
June 26, 2014
Low-wage workers deserve an adequate standard of living.
John Boehner Believes Income Inequality Is a Problem. But the GOP Doesn't Have a Solution.
May 13, 2014
Two measly paragraphs on the employer mandate won't do.
Don't Believe the CNBC Poll That Says Millionaires Support Taxing the Rich and Raising the Minimum Wage
May 07, 2014
It's a flawed poll, not a victory for liberalism.
What happens when you severely increase the minimum wage? We won’t know unless we try.
With the notable exception of Tennessee's Bob Corker, Senate Republicans united on Wednesday, using their power under filibuster rules to prevent a debate on a bill that would increase the minimum wage gradually to $10.10 an hour.
If Obamacare recedes as an issue, Republicans might start wishing they hadn't staked everything on it.
Some people will remain below the line, no matter what.
Another Rich Guy Says Populists Are Like Nazis
March 18, 2014
Raising taxes on the wealthy is just like genocide. (Unless, like, it's about trying to pay for things like schools and transportation and ways to give hard-working people a fair chance.)