In this week’s Comment, Steve Coll makes a case for increasing the national minimum wage: http://nyr.kr/18RXbGQ
“A federal minimum wage of ten dollars or more will not solve inequality. It will not stop runaway executive pay or alter the winner-take-all forces at work in the global economy. Yet it will bring millions of Americans closer to the levels of economic security and disposable income that they knew before the housing bubble burst.”
Illustration by Tom Bachtell.