Tag Archives: Joseph Stiglitz

Zingerman’s founder Paul Saginaw on his time with Obama, the importance of raising the minimum wage, and why business owners should invest in their employees instead of their lobbyists

Early last winter, when the National Restaurant Association issued a formal statement about how raising the minimum wage would kill their industry, Paul Saginaw, one of the co-founders of Ann Arbor’s iconic Zingerman’s Deli, felt compelled to respond, and argue in favor of raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25. “We would be irresponsible employers […]

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Occupy Update… featuring Hedges, Grayson, Stiglitz, assorted agent provocateurs, and those vampire squid with their relentlessly jamming blood funnels

The developments around the Occupy movement are occurring so quickly now that it’s hard to keep track. I’d like to be able to share things as they happen, but, given the realities of life, and the fact that this blog is just a one man operation, I don’t think that’s going to happen. With that […]

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Joseph Stiglitz on the widening wealth disparity in America

In the current issue of Vanity Fair, Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has an article on the detrimental effects of the widening wealth disparity in America. Here’s a clip: …It’s no use pretending that what has obviously happened has not in fact happened. The upper 1 percent of Americans are now taking in nearly […]

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