Where the Candidates Stand:...

Where the Candidates Stand: The Michigan gubernatorial race is in full swing. The two final standing candidates have very different views on how to improve the income equality problem in Michigan. One candidate is looking to lower taxes while one is looking to increase the minimum wage.

Gender Wage Gap

The issue of the difference in pay between women and men has garnered a lot of attention in the past couple of years. This source of discrimination towards women is best summed up by this excerpt from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research:

 

Amazon Raises Minimum Wage in Michigan

Amazon has decided to increase its minimum wage to $15/hr for all of their jobs, including their warehouse and seasonal workers. Amazon has several distribution centers throughout Michigan, including Shelby Township and Rochester Hills. Minimum wage impacts students because students typically work minimum wage jobs while going to school. Michigan’s minimum wage is currently $9.25, so Amazon raising their minimum wage to $15/hr is a pretty large jump.

Benefits:

Increasing Rent

A traditional list of basic needs for most people include food, shelter, and clothing. This would lead to most assumptions that the price of these things would be relatively cheap, so everyone could afford them. The problem is that while food and clothing may be cheap, in today's society "shelter" is more expensive than ever. This is especially true in relation to housing and overall rent for different groups across the United States, which are highlighted with different excerpts and statistics below. 

Millennials:

Detroit Poverty

Overview:

Currently, the United States economy is "booming". We are in the middle of the longest bull market since World War II and the unemployment rate is at its lowest since 2000. Whether this is due to President Trump or the cyclical movement of the economy is best reserved for another discussion. It would be reasonable to assume that this economic state is benefiting everyone. Surprisingly, some areas in Michigan are still being left behind though. 

Where the Candidates Stand:...

Where the Candidates Stand: The Michigan gubernatorial race is in full swing. The two final standing candidates have very different views on how to improve the income equality problem in Michigan. One candidate is looking to lower taxes while one is looking to increase the minimum wage.

Gender Wage Gap

The issue of the difference in pay between women and men has garnered a lot of attention in the past couple of years. This source of discrimination towards women is best summed up by this excerpt from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research:

 

Amazon Raises Minimum Wage in Michigan

Amazon has decided to increase its minimum wage to $15/hr for all of their jobs, including their warehouse and seasonal workers. Amazon has several distribution centers throughout Michigan, including Shelby Township and Rochester Hills. Minimum wage impacts students because students typically work minimum wage jobs while going to school. Michigan’s minimum wage is currently $9.25, so Amazon raising their minimum wage to $15/hr is a pretty large jump.

Benefits:

Increasing Rent

A traditional list of basic needs for most people include food, shelter, and clothing. This would lead to most assumptions that the price of these things would be relatively cheap, so everyone could afford them. The problem is that while food and clothing may be cheap, in today's society "shelter" is more expensive than ever. This is especially true in relation to housing and overall rent for different groups across the United States, which are highlighted with different excerpts and statistics below. 

Millennials:

Detroit Poverty

Overview:

Currently, the United States economy is "booming". We are in the middle of the longest bull market since World War II and the unemployment rate is at its lowest since 2000. Whether this is due to President Trump or the cyclical movement of the economy is best reserved for another discussion. It would be reasonable to assume that this economic state is benefiting everyone. Surprisingly, some areas in Michigan are still being left behind though. 

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