Tag Archives: Low-Skilled Workers

The Nation: Opinion: Rebecca Vallas & Melissa Boteach- Paul Ryan Just Accidentally Made a Great Case for Raising the Minimum Wage

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: The Nation: Opinion: Rebecca Vallas & Melissa Boteach- Paul Ryan Just Accidentally Made a Great Case for Raising the Minimum Wage Am I missing something here, or has The Nation … Continue reading

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Eldridge Edison: U.S. Representative Bernie Sanders on The Earned Income Tax Credit in 1993

Source: This post was originally posted at The New Democrat: Eldridge Edison: U.S. Representative Bernie Sanders on The Earned Income Tax Credit in 1993 Anyone who actually interested in helping to move people out of poverty in America would be … Continue reading

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Economist’s View: Opinion: Alan Krueger: The Minimum Wage: How Much is Too Much?

Source: Economist’s View: Opinion: Alan Krueger: The Minimum Wage: How Much is Too Much? Good question, because how is a job where the employee bags groceries, rings up groceries, makes cheeseburgers, cleans up after people, takes orders from customers, worth. … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Center on Children and Families: Ron Haskins: $2 a Day, A More Complete Picture: The Next Stage of Welfare Reform

Source: Brookings Institution: Center on Children and Families: Ron Haskins: $2 a Day, A More Complete Picture: The Next Stage of Welfare Reform I agree with Ron Haskins here that when today’s Progressives say that Americans in poverty only live … Continue reading

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Blog: Judith Solomon: Medicaid at 50: A Critical and Evolving Pillar to U.S. Health Care

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Blog: Judith Solomon: Medicaid at 50: A Critical and Evolving Pillar to U.S. Health Care Medicaid, is a very important health insurance program for people in poverty including the working poor, but also people … Continue reading

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The Baseline Scenario: Opinion: James Kwak: Friedrich Hayek Supported a Guaranteed Minimum Income

The Baseline Scenario: Opinion: James Kwak: Friedrich Hayek Supported a Guaranteed Minimum Income Friedrich Hayek, supported the Guaranteed Minimum Income and Milton Friedman supported the Negative Income Tax. Good for them and the libertarian movement, because it shows that perhaps … Continue reading

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C-SPAN: President Bill Clinton’s 1996 Welfare Reform Press Statement

Source: C-SPAN: President Bill Clinton’s 1996 Welfare Reform Press Statement The 1996 Welfare to Work Law, I believe is the best part of the Clinton Presidency. Along with moving the Democratic Party back to the Center-Left and making it a national … Continue reading

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