01 May 2014

Heather McGhee's Case for Raising the Minimum Wage

Photo Credit:  Demos
I've been  reading and viewing Heather McGhee articles and appearances  on the various news programs and political/economic panels for over a year.  She's an impressive and knowledgeable expert on economics and the financial practices and crises that impact us as a nation and as a global community. Her credentials and recent promotion as President of Demos deserves our perusal and clearly substantiates her current position.  Demos is a think tank with various experts  focusing on the empowerment of all people in our democracy with a bold mission statement.  I'd like to re-print their "three overarching commitments" that she engineered as follows:

  1. Achieving true democracy by reducing the role of money in politics and guaranteeing the freedom to vote.
  2. Creating pathways to ensure a diverse, expanded middle class in a new, sustainable economy.
  3. Transform the public narrative to elevate the values of community and racial equity.

I wish her well for she's assumed an awesome and complex task in connecting and implementing  the above stipulations which are noteworthy. However, for some reason it doesn't quite address the complexity of moving the poor and working poor into an 'expanding' middle class.  The defeat of the $10.10 minimum wage bill by the Senate remains troublesome but it will take more than that increase to aid in the solution of this class conflict. The struggle on all fronts continues!


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Heather McGhee's Case for Raising the Minimum Wage
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