Minimum Wage Gaps Growing

Citizen Wealth

New Orleans      There are twenty-one states where workers are still frozen at something equivalent to the federal minimum wage at $7.25.  Those states are disproportionately better “red than fed” in the South and West with a smattering in the Midwest and even the Northeast. I’m not saying there are any surprises here, but the …

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New Study: Poverty Kills!

Citizen Wealth Health Care

New Orleans        This is a big deal.  Dr. Sandro Galea, head of epidemiology at the prestigious Columbia University School of Public Health, and a team, published a paper calculating the deaths in the United States that derive directly from social factors.  They looked at six specifics:  low education, racial segregation, low social support, individual-level …

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