Posts Tagged ‘Minimum Wage’

Our dance with the devil and our race to the bottom…

March 11, 2015

BODY POLITIC LOGO THUMB - SmallWant to help save our nation?  Perhaps its time to just say “NO” to the rampant worker exploitation that is going on in our society.   Sorry to say that this is something that is going to be easier said than done.  Its something that snuck up on us by stealth of night.  Then one day we woke up in a new world where a “sharing economy” was creating a giant race to the bottom.  The vast majority of us found ourselves  struggling to survive on less and less while fixed costs like health care and housing rose exponentially.   

Killing our own futures – one bargain at a time….


The minimum wage – what’s that got to do with STEM?

February 18, 2013

President Obama’s fifth State Of the Union  address featured several plans to stimulate the economy.  But none of them were so direct and so essential as the proposal to raise the minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $9/hr.

So now my readers are scratching their heads and asking “What on earth does that have to do with STEM fields.”  To that I would say “plenty”.