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EPI Maps Out Plan to Raise America’s Wages

“Raising wages is the central economic challenge of our time—essential to addressing income inequality, boosting living standards for the broad middle-class, reducing poverty and sustaining economic growth,” according to Raising America’s Pay, a new initiative from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

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Economic News Roundup

Economic News Roundup

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the Center for Effective Government and Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ) have released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of their key findings....

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Go to School if You Don't Like Making Minimum Wage...Oh, Wait a Minute

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The next time you hear someone say minimum wage workers need more education if they want to make living wages, pull this bad boy graphic up. 

Hat tip to Upworthy's Workonomics section

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Economic News Roundup

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The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Center for American Progress (CAP) and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of the key pieces they have uncovered about the U.S. economy.

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Update: Now More than 600 Economists Endorse $10.10 Minimum Wage

Two weeks ago, we reported on an open letter in support of raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour that, at the time, had been signed by 70 economists.  The online version of the letter asked for other economists who have a Ph.D. in the field to sign the letter. Since then, the total number of signers on the letter has risen to more than 600.

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Economic News Roundup

Economic News Roundup

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), the Center for American Progress (CAP), the Center for Effective Government and Salon have released important research about the economy in the last few weeks. Here's a look at some of the key pieces they have uncovered about the U.S. economy.

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Economic News Roundup

Economic News Roundup

The Economic Policy Institute and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, as well as other resources, have released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of the key pieces they have uncovered about the U.S. economy:

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Economic News Roundup

Economic News Roundup

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) have released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of the key pieces they have uncovered about the U.S. economy.

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New Report Highlights Attacks on Wages and Labor Standards

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A new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) documents an unprecedented series of legislative initiatives in 2011 and 2012 that aimed to undermine worker rights and lower labor standards for both union and nonunion workers.

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9 Things You Didn't Know About Our Trade Deficit with China

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In 2001, China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO). America's workers have felt the consequences ever since.

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute examines the primary result in the United States of China's entry into the WTO, a massive increase in the trade deficit between the two countries, favoring China. The report's author, Robert E. Scott, concludes that the trade deficit with China drives down wages and benefits in the United States and eliminates good jobs for U.S. workers.

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