The Case For Raising the Minimum Wage with Heather McGhee


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In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called for a higher federal minimum wage, telling Congress it is time to “give America a raise.” 92Y American Conversation spoke with those on both sides of the issue.

Heather McGhee, president of the think tank Demos, presents the case for higher wages. She says increasing the minimum wage is good not only for the workers whose pay checks will get bigger but also for the economy as a whole.

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