Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Raising the Minimum Wage

By Nicole Feibelman Published November 9, 2014

By Nicole Feibelman, 11/9/14 The last time Congress voted to raise minimum wage was five years ago. Since then, the US has endured recessionary pressures and faced increases in the cost of life essentials such as gas, college tuition and groceries. Yet the wages of the bottom fifth remain stagnant even though Americans are working harder, more productively, and with more education than ever.


By Nicole Feibelman Published October 24, 2014

Despite their intention of alleviating student debt, Government grants are losing power and woefully being exploited by private universities, inducing a cyclical increase in student expenses.