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The Big Picture: Fight for $15 with Robert Reich

In collaboration with MoveOn.Org, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich is launching a series of video presentations called The Big Picture: 10 Ideas To Save The Economy.

Idea #1 – The $15 Minimum Wage

In the big picture, if the minimum wage in 1968 had simply kept up with inflation, it would be more than $10 today. If it also kept up with the added productivity of American workers since then, it would be more than $21 an hour today.

And, when we put money in the pockets of the adult bread winners who make up the majority of minimum wage workers, they turn around and spend it, which creates demand and jobs for all of us. It’s a virtuous cycle.

— Robert Reich

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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