I haven’t read a lot of the articles about raising the minimum wage because it is just so stupidly obvious that the fact that it didn’t already happen yesterday makes me exhausted. But it’s still a thing people are talking about and writing about because it’s still a thing that isn’t settled yet (RIDICULOUS) so Robert Reich made a video with Move On that goes over the pros and debunks the cons in 2 minutes and 25 seconds. Shorter version: DUH.
Here is another story about life on minimum wage so that you have a fresh example to cite the next time you encounter a human who claims that inequality in America is actually overblown rhetoric and that it’s not actually that bad out there and that people should just work harder. (“‘I try to live within my means, but sometimes you just can’t,’ said Dupont, 25. The Houston resident works 30 to 40 hours a week taking customer service calls, earning between $7.25 and $8 an hour. That came to about $15,000 last year.”)