Tag: minimum wage

Prison Labor, An Abuse

In America there are roughly 2.3 million people incarcerated. That equates to about 698 people per 100,000 that are jailed right now. Convictions span across the board along with varying levels of sentences. There are several issues at hand when it comes to mass incarceration but one glaring problem is the abuse of the prison…

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Wealth: A Disproportion

Wealth inequality in the United States has entered larger than ever disproportions. Wages are stagnating while the cost of living steadily climbs and many Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. Federal programs, like the minimum wage, are put into place to help combat poverty and guarantee individuals’ livable wages but it…

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