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(2014/05/04) It makes moral and economic sense (Minimum Wage)

Edition #823

It makes moral and economic sense


Today we look at the reasons why it's both moral and economically sound to raise the minimum wage to a reasonable level and why those who oppose this change are stupid, wrong and ugly doodyheads.


Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: The dignity of labor - Martin Luther King Jr.

Ch. 3: Song 1: A fair day's wage - Ronan Macmanus

Ch. 4: Act 2: David Card and Alan Kruegar 'New Economics Of Minimum Wage' - @teamgoodfight - Air Date 4-24-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Minimum wage - The expendables

Ch. 6: Act 3: Should We Raise the Minimum Wage? - vlogbrothers - Air Date: 03-17-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Minimum wage - The busboys

Ch. 8: Act 4: Paying More And Getting More For Your Money - @teamgoodfight - Air Date 4-24-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Minimum wage - Fenix TX

Ch. 10: Act 5: All Work and No Pay Part 1 - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 4-4-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Minimum wage - Ramain Virgo

Ch. 12: Act 6: The Holes in the CBO Minimum Wage Report - Majority Report - Air Date: 02-24-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Minimum wage - The closet  monsters

Ch. 14: Act 7: All Work and No Pay Part 2 - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 4-4-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Minimum wage - Keven Sandbloom

Ch. 16: Act 8: Raise the Minimum Wage to 10.10 via @NelpNews - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 18: Act 9: Intro to: Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks income inequality - All In with Chris Hayes - Air Date: 5-1-14



Ch. 19: On the underfunding of public schools and mishandling of special needs students - Sally from San Francisco

Ch. 20: Respectability politics and Donald Sterling - Daniel from Houston


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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 21: Final comments on the good problem I'm having and what's coming up on the bonus show for members


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park



Raise the Minimum Wage via NELP

Raise the Wage via The White House


Sources/further reading:

"Senate Republicans Block Minimum Wage Bill”

"Hawaii Passes A $10.10 Minimum Wage Without Waiting For Congress”

"Seattle Mayor Plans to Raise Minimum Wage to $15”

"Opinion Poll: New York Small Businesses Support Higher Minimum Wages for Cities and Counties”

"Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For: Guaranteed jobs, universal basic incomes, public finance and more”Jesse Myerson


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson


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