Archive for the ‘Wages’ Category

Trump tries to sell his tax plan as an antidote to middle-class wage pressures. Woe betide those who believe him.

September 6th, 2017

The President is jetting off to North Dakota today to sell his farblunget tax plan. This WaPo piece reveals that D Senator Heidi Heitkamp is going with him. As the article puts it: The Democratic senator is expected to face a difficult challenge for reelection next year in a state Trump carried in 2016 by 36 percentage… Read more

The usually great Catherine Rampell unconvincingly objects to two improved labor standards

August 8th, 2017

I’ve long been a big admirer of Catherine Rampell, but her piece today on “unintended consequences” of pro-worker policies was uncharacteristically unconvincing. She goes after two specific upgrades to existing labor standards: the increase in the federal minimum wage from its current $7.25 to $15 per hour, and the increase in the salary threshold below… Read more