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03/30/2016 - Food For Thought: 3/30/2016

Why California is The Perfect Lab for a Minimum Wage Hike

– The Week

California is the eighth largest economy in the world, comprised of many different demographic groups and great variances between economic conditions in different geographic areas. As the headline states, it may be the “perfect lab” to study a minimum wage hike. Although, the guinea pigs may disagree.

 

Robots Are Coming For Your Job

– Los Angeles Times

An interesting piece that argues that the Fourth Industrial Revolution has begun and the first victims are blue collar workers and the poor – eventually anyone making under $20/hour.

 

Corporate America Moves Left

– Washington Post

Washington Post examines how “Corporate America” is beginning to change their stance as the public sentiment shifts dramatically on gay rights. Because pro-equality millennials are becoming a large block of consumers, businesses are listening to their concerns.

 

How a $15 Minimum Wage Went From Fringe to Mainstream

– Bloomberg News

Intrepid union organizer turned blogger turned journalist, Josh Eidelson, provides an insider retrospective of the Fight for $15 movement.