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Forum Post: real wages

Posted 6 years ago on Aug. 5, 2015, 11:38 p.m. EST by elf3 (4203)
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[-] 2 points by lugano (1221) 6 years ago

''Wealth Inequality in America'' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM and also consider

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/13/us-wealth-inequality-top-01-worth-as-much-as-the-bottom-90 & perhaps after watching that very good but evem more alarming video above reflect upon:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/21/the-top-10-of-americans-own-76-of-the-stuff-and-its-dragging-our-economy-down/ This is why OWS exists. Thanks for your link, from which ...

''Wage stagnation has been a staple of economic analysis and commentary for a while now, though perhaps predictably there’s little agreement about what’s driving it. One theory is that rising benefit costs — particularly employer-provided health insurance — may be constraining employers’ ability or willingness to raise wages.'' ----- Now just whyTF is access to essential healthcare contingent upon a person having a job? WTF is that about? Does that happen in any other modern country? Sheeeeesh! Further, maybe consider: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article42555.htm -- Solidarity@u+h and finally: http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Economy/Five-Causes-of-Wage-Stagnation-in-the-United-States

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

A "living" wage - minimum or otherwise must be tied to inflation/cost of living - whether that minimum for an individual to live without the need of governmental support be $15.00 per hour or more.

If government/society does not want to see run away inflation that shortly makes that minimum living wage - like $125.00 an hour - well then - society/government may well want to consider putting a real cap on top end earnings - hey?

[-] 0 points by turbocharger (1756) 6 years ago

Ya, that doesnt have disaster written all over it!

How about those current COLA increases- or lack there of?

Do you have any idea how much smarter the criminals that run these things are than you?