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This Tiny Town Near St. Louis Is Making Minor-Crime Arrests At 100 Times The National Average

By Ryan J. Reilly & Mariah Stewart A study of policing in the St. Louis area released Monday, which criticized the profit-driven practices of many departments in St. Louis County, revealed a startling statistic about arrests for minor crimes made … Continue reading

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By One Measure, Wages for Most U.S. Workers Peaked in 1972

By Jeffrey Sparshott By one measure, wages for most U.S. workers peaked more than four decades ago. Adjusted for inflation, average weekly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees–the bulk of the workforce–topped out in October 1972, according to the Labor … Continue reading

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Raising The Minimum Wage To $10.10 Would Boost Growth By $22 Billion

By Bryce Covert Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2016 would increases wages by $35 billion, and the resulting increase in consumer spending would mean a GDP boost of $22.1 billion, which would support about 85,000 new … Continue reading

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Court ruling could doom living-wage law

By Andrew J. Hawkins A judge’s decision to strike down the city’s prevailing-wage law provides the Bloomberg administration an opening to get rid of another City Council statute it doesn’t like: the 2012 living-wage law. The administration’s lawyers believe that … Continue reading

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Senator: Should hourly minimum wage be $22?

By Kim Peterson What if U.S. workers were paid more as the nation’s productivity increased? If we had adopted that policy decades ago, the minimum wage would now be about $22 an hour, said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) last week. … Continue reading

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First black South African billionaire donates fortune to poor

Congratulations to Patrice Motsepe. I hope the funds truly do help the poor of South Africa. First black S.African billionaire donates fortune to poor | Yahoo! Health.

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Beyond ‘Surviving’: Defining Economic Security

Okay, how many of you are earning the minimums listed here? I don’t think many of us are economically “surviving” at all, “Drowning” maybe. What’s your opinion? Beyond ‘Surviving’: Defining Economic Security : NPR.

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Problems in Childhood Harms the Adult and the Economy

So is this why some of the women I have dated turned out to be so crazy? Two of them did tell me they had “problems” when they were growing up. Interesting topic. RAND | News Release | Psychological Problems During Childhood … Continue reading

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