MInimum wage reform is gaining steam around the country, and Senate Democrats will soon introduce legislation raising it nationally to $10.10. But we need to be more ambitious. We should be raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The average gas mileage for American automobiles is getting better, but American car buyers still seem uninterested in trading in their pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles for compact cars.
We can't make the reforms we need to raise wages and create new jobs because some wealthy people and big corporations have a strangle-hold on our politics. 'McCutcheon' makes that strangle-hold even tighter.
Women in the workforce make more money than their mothers did, on average, but they still make less than their fathers did at similar stages in their careers, according to a new study. The father-daughter wage gap was biggest among the wealthiest workers.
Those tax goodies – tax breaks for everything from corporate research to teachers' unreimbursed class expenses – have expired again. Congress always renews them. But Congress would do the nation a favor by not extending them until it tackled serious tax reform.