Category Archives: Regulations and regulators

$15 Minimum Wage: Job Killer or Path Out of Poverty?

This Real News Network segment sets forth the most common arguments against increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour, or alternatively, a living wage level, and shows why they don’t hold up to scrutiny. A decent minimum wage is even more important when the supposedly robust US economy is increasingly creating McJobs. JAISAL NOOR: […]


Another Win for Fossil Fuels: EPA to Weaken Basis for Calculating Mercury and Future Environmental Standards

At the behest of fossil fuel interests, Trump’s EPA seeks to change the way of calculating future benefits of environmental rules and thus undermines 2011 mercury emissions standards — even though power plants have already invested to comply with the rules.