American homes today are triple the size they were in the 1950s. And with more space has come more stuff. But a growing number of advocates say it is time to simplify. The lure of the minimalist lifestyle – and what it could mean for our health and happiness.
Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have set minimum wages above the federal rate of $5.15 per hour. Many other states are said to be considering a hike. We’ll talk about minimum wage rates across the country and implications for America’s working poor.
- Jared Bernstein Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser for Vice President Biden and Executive Director of the Vice President's Middle Class Task Force.
- Jeanne Mejeur research manager, legislative information services, National Conference of State Legislatures
- Richard Burkhauser professor of policy analysis and professor of economics, Cornell University
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