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@CEPRDC on the #SOTU

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 13:29

Tonight the bars of DC will fill up with folks watching the President's annual State of the Union address.  There are even a bunch of SOTU drinking games to play -- including CEPR's #SOTUBingo

On a serious note, predictions abound about what the President will talk about. Two economic policy issues that may be front and center are inequality and the minimum wage.

On inequality in the SOTU address, CEPR's Dean Baker has written a couple of pieces and CEPR's John Schmitt talks about equality of opportunity in Salon. There are more CEPR resources about inequality and poverty here.  

On the minimum wage, CEPR's John Schmitt has put together a SOTU minimum wage FAQ, packed with useful numbers, background, and context, including a letter signed by over 600 economists (many affiliated with CEPR) supporting an increase to $10.10 per hour. CEPR has looked at low-wage workers, fast-food workers, and the minimum wage from many fascinating angles, all colllected in one place here.

What else will the President discuss?  Your guess is as good as ours.  But we can be sure that the state of the economy will come up, and when it does, check out CEPR's issues page to learn more about them.

Click to play CEPR's SOTU Bingo!

Tags: income inequality | inequality | minimum wage | state of the union

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