The Minimum Wage Debate Explained

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Since the minimum wage is in the news again, I figured it would be a good time to address some things that are never brought up. In this episode we take a look at the minimum wage and why some people are against it being raised, but more importantly, we examine what the whole debate really shows about class consciousness in America.

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Citations and further reading:

Housing prices and minimum wage:
https://reports.nlihc.org/sites/default/files/oor/OOR_BOOK_2020.pdf
https://www.usinflationcalculator.com
1966 FLSA Amendment Study: https://academic.oup.com/qje/article-abstract/136/1/169/5905427?redirectedFrom=fulltext
Walmart Profits: https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/WMT/walmart/gross-profit
Rental Prices: https://www.statista.com/statistics/200223/median-apartment-rent-in-the-us-since-1980/
McDonalds in Denmark: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/08/opinion/sunday/us-denmark-economy.html

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