So why are we still debating this?


Even though it had a lower numerical value, the minimum wage was worth more in the 1960’s than it is worth today. During the Great Depression, the minimum wage was lower and the economy was in worse condition. Time to raise it!

Raising wages raises employment, and raises demand.
Keeping wages low stagnates the entire economy.
Economics is better at explaining minimum wage than conservative opinions on character and need for oppressive capitalist institutions.

(thanks/via: liberalsarecool and teamsternation)

So why are we still debating this?

Even though it had a lower numerical value, the minimum wage was worth more in the 1960’s than it is worth today. During the Great Depression, the minimum wage was lower and the economy was in worse condition. Time to raise it!

Raising wages raises employment, and raises demand.

Keeping wages low stagnates the entire economy.

Economics is better at explaining minimum wage than conservative opinions on character and need for oppressive capitalist institutions.

(thanks/via: liberalsarecool and teamsternation)

(thanks/via: humanrightswatch)

An introduction to diagrams

As a teaser for a larger project on diagrams, Jane Nisselson describes how they exist in the real world.

Diagrams are everywhere — from the established conventions of highway signs to the newly emerging visualizations appearing on social networking websites. Most people have a personal experience of diagrams whether drawing directions or figuring out how to operate a new computer. Yet very few people are familiar with how we read or construct diagrams.

This short film introduces the language of diagrams and their role in visual thinking and communication. As only a film can do, it reveals the vocabulary “in the wild” and in the context of making and using diagrams.

(thanks/via: FlowingData.com)

(thanks/via: FiveThirtyEight and liberalsarecool)

(thanks/via: FiveThirtyEight and liberalsarecool)

from : Refute This, Republicans!
Pretty interesting that the economy generally does better under Democratic administrations.
(thanks/via: Daily Kos)

from : Refute This, Republicans!

Pretty interesting that the economy generally does better under Democratic administrations.

(thanks/via: Daily Kos)

motherjones:

“Guess What Percentage Of American Children Are Living In Poverty. Seriously, Guess.”
(via)

Really?  Right above Romania? This is something America can be so proud of….NOT.

motherjones:

“Guess What Percentage Of American Children Are Living In Poverty. Seriously, Guess.”

(via)

Really?  Right above Romania? This is something America can be so proud of….NOT.

(via sarahlee310)