David Cooper

Economic Policy Institute

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Senior analyst at the Economic Policy Institute

David Cooper on KCRW

If you make minimum wage, you probably will not be buying a Tesla anytime soon, but you’ll be making at least a little more in California and New York.

The Minimum Wage Magic Number

If you make minimum wage, you probably will not be buying a Tesla anytime soon, but you’ll be making at least a little more in California and New York.

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Last week, Walmart stunned the world of retail by announcing that  it will give half-million low-wage workers a raise  in April to $9 an hour, with the promise of $10 an hour by…

Walmart, the Minimum Wage and the Working Poor

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