US Minimum Wage Adjusted For Productivity

The minimum wage increased in 19 US states from the beginning of this year. For example, in California the minimum wage increased by 50 cents to $10.50 an hour. In the state of Massachusetts, it increased y $1 to $11 an hour. The chart below shows the rate increases by state: Click to enlarge Source: Minimum …

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What Type Of President Trump We Would Get?

The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017. Because he is unlike any other President the country has had, there are lots of uncertainties regarding the policies that would be implemented by him. His administration may turn out to be one the most of …

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The US Welfare State In One Giant Chart

The US spends billions of dollars each year in welfare programs to poor people. Though it is the richest country in the world millions of Americans depend on the state for survival. According to the House Ways & Means Committee can astonishing $1 Trillion was spent on 80+ programs through various agencies and departments. The bureaucracy …

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The List of New York Stock Exchange Holidays for 2017

The New York Stock Exchange(NYSE) will be closed for the following holidays in 2017: Source: NYSE NYSE will observe a total of nine holidays in 2017. On two days the market will close early at 1 PM. These are on July 3rd – the day before Independence Day and Nov 24th – the day after Thanksgiving Day. …

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The Major Media Outlets and Their Brands: Infographics

The media industry in most countries is an oligopoly. A handful of big companies dominate the market operating under multiple brands. As a result, they all seem to say the same all the time. Because of the concentration investigative journalism and critical analysis of most things is sadly missing in the media. Recently there has …

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