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  •  Minimum wage in 1968 was $1.60 (7+ / 0-)

    According to the Inflation Calculator that would be 10.42 now.

    "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

    by Catte Nappe on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 10:28:01 AM PST

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    •  Hmmm, I'll have to dig up the sources (1+ / 0-)
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      for the other numbers. Maybe the $21 and $16 were two different productivity-related numbers?

      When 1% take 121% of the gains from "recovery", people actually recovering from lost employment are trading down on wages and benefits. Current strategies by moderates don't even consider winning the Class War.

      by Words In Action on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 04:54:41 PM PST

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