- In plain yet powerful language, Pope Francis is challenging the givens of our deeply unequal world - and helping inspire resistance to it.
- Where the Minimum Wage Would Be If It Kept Pace with The Earnings of the 1%
Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org
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A new exhortation from Pope Francis offers a wide-ranging condemnation of the economic gaps that divide us.
Sunday, 01 December 2013 | Sometimes you don’t have to say anything “new” to make news. Consider, for instance, the “apostolic exhortation” the Vatican released last Tuesday.
This statement from Pope Francis, observers note, didn’t really break any bold new theological ground. But the Pope’s exhortation, the first all his own since he stepped onto the world stage last March, still made front pages the world over — and fully merited all that attention.
Veteran labor journalist and Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow Sam Pizzigati edits Too Much, a weekly newsletter on excess and inequality.
Where the Minimum Wage Would Be If It Kept Pace with The Earnings of the 1%, by Alan Pyke, Think Progress
December 1, 2013 | If the minimum wage had grown at the same rate since 1960 as the earnings of the top 1 percent of Americans, the federal wage floor would be more than triple the current hourly minimum of $7.25.