Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for December 4th from 16:05 to 16:15:
- The Minimum Wage Used To Be Enough To Keep Workers Out Of Poverty—It’s Not Anymore: Raising It to $10.10 Would Lift a Family of Three Above the Poverty Line – As President Obama and others have noted, a parent who works full-time, year round at the federal minimum wage does not earn an income above the federal poverty line.
- Comedian Aamer Rahman debunks myth of ‘reverse racism’ – Australian comedian Aamer Rahman has a unique take on the concept of “reverse racism.”
- GOP Proven 100% Wrong About Food Stamps – Actual research shows SNAP program promotes self-sufficiency, not a culture of dependence.
- A university’s terrible “black Santa” question – And you thought racist idiocy was just for Halloween. Ho ho ho! Guess again! Just in time for the holidays, the University of Indiana is backing off a dormitory's "diversity program" display that recently asked, "Can Santa Claus be a black man?"
- People With Cushy Jobs Don’t Care Much About People Who Don’t Have Cushy Jobs – Dan Drezner points out today that in the latest poll from the Council on Foreign Relations, the opinions of foreign policy elites have converged quite a bit with the opinions of the general public. But among the top five items in the poll, there's still one big difference that sticks out like a fire alarm: ordinary people care about American jobs and elites don't. Funny how that works, isn't it?
- Obama: Income Inequality Is ‘Defining Challenge Of Our Time’ – President Barack Obama turned his focus Wednesday to the pocketbook issues that Americans consistently rank as a top concern, arguing that the dream of upward economic mobility is breaking down and the growing income gap is a "defining challenge of our time."