Via Dorsey Shaw from an animation in the PBS film Park Avenue: Money, Power, & The American Dream.
A recent study published by Dube on the minimum wage concludes:
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as many Democrats are proposing in 2014, would reduce the number of people living in poverty by 4.6 million. It would also boost the incomes of those at the 10th percentile by $1,700. That’s a significant increase in the quality of life for our worst off that doesn’t require the government to tax and spend a single additional dollar.
Or, we can continue to redistribute more wealth and political power to the top 2% and carry on the proud tradition of dismantling labor unions and drug testing poor people trying to get some food rations.
Your call, America.