After three decades of slow growth, middle-class incomes in the U.S. appear to trail those of Canada. Poor Americans now make less than the poor in several other countries.
We make less AND we don’t get single payer healthcare?
Beautiful photos of abandoned places.
I’m trying to come to grips with the concept that anything without context is simply pornography, but the issue is that is what tumblr is all about.
Also, I really like these photos.
I wanna know what the one with the cars is
These photos ignite my imagination.
When I was in high school, minimum wage was $3.35/hr. (I made an extra nickel per hour to pay for cleaning my uniform.) I could go to BBQ on 8th in the Village and get a cheeseburger w/ fries for $2.99. So for just under 54 minutes worth of work, I could get a pretty filling meal. Nowadays, minimum wage is $7.25/hr while the same cheeseburger w/ fries at BBQ is $9.99. So now, people have to work more than 50% longer than I did to get the same meal. Does that sound fair to you? You’re right, it doesn’t sound fair. So what I propose is that minimum wage be pegged to 1.12x the cost of what a cheeseburger w/ fries costs at BBQ. That works out to $11.19/hr. We’ll round it up to $11.20 to make the math easier. That’s fair, right? After all, why should people today work longer than we did just to buy the same cheeseburger w/ fries we enjoyed?