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Excellent and thoughtful piece in The New Yorker by James Surowiecki in which he writes about the living wage debate that has been spreading throughout the country, from Washington, DC, where Walmart is embroiled in a hardball debate with the City Council over wages, to cities throughout the country where fast food workers have been engaged in wildcat one-day strikes over treatment. But it really isn't about jobs and wages, he suggests - it is really about something much bigger.

"We really need the economy as a whole to grow faster, because that would both increase the supply of good jobs and improve the bargaining power of low-wage workers," Surowiecki writes, adding, "It isn’t enough to make bad jobs better. We need to create better jobs."

You can read the whole column here.
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