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As it’s become impossible to pass laws in Congress due to Republican obstructionism, the fight for the minimum wage has moved aggressively to the states… Here’s what’s happening

Last night, Zingerman’s co-founder Paul Saginaw and I met up for a late dinner at Dalat to discuss the various campaigns being waged across the country right now to raise the minimum wage, and how it came to pass that he’s become a spokesman for the movement. My hope is to share my notes later […]

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Robert Reich speaks out on Reddit

Economist and Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich showed up on Reddit today… I believe at the behest of his son, who works for CollegeHumor.com. I’d encourage you to read the whole thing, but here are some highlights: evasilev: What is the top priority policy change you would like to see outlined in Obama’s upcoming […]

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The economic tape worm that is the U.S. healthcare industry

I just happened across and interesting graph in the New York Times, showing what, according to a non-partisan research organization called the Commonwealth Fund, we as a nation would have saved had we implemented the healthcare reforms proposed by Nixon, Carter and Clinton. I suspect it won’t change the debate much, as people seem to […]

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