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Urban Justice

Economics

Barker, Cyril Josh. "Battling for Brooklyn." New York Amsterdam News 07 Aug. 2008: 3+.
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The article focuses on the report released by the Families for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE) and Community Development Urban Justice Center regarding the impact of the 2004 rezoning of downtown Brooklyn in New York. Accordingly, the report reveals that small businesses in the are have been displaced as well as gives way on the entrepreneurs and community rallies. FUREE representative Maisha Morales noted stores in downtown area are being eliminated which destroy the pride of the city.

 

“Stop Coddling the Super Rich” by Warren Buffett
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Wicks-Lim, Jeannette. "Is A $15 Minimum Wage Economically Feasible?." Dollars & Sense 322 (2016): 5-6.
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The article presents a study on economic feasibility of minimum wages hike of 15 dollars in the U.S. fast-food industry. Topics discussed include wage hike without reduction in jobs, analysis of advancement in labor costs in the industry, no cuts in profit rates due to arrangements by businesses for equitable distribution of gains and reduction in worker turnover, and suggestion for fast food employers to look for other ways to adjust the wage hike before replacing their workers with robots.

 

Sullivan, Jim. "Why A $15 Minimum Wage Won't Kill The Industry." Nation's Restaurant News 50.4 (2016): 24.
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The article focuses on the issues related to the 15 dollars -an-hour minimum wage issue in foodservice industry. It offers information on the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is now taking the "Fight for 15" issue targeting legislation at the state, county and municipal levels. It mentions that retail workers in the U.S. earned an average of 14.95 dollars.

 

Dreier, Peter. "The Battle Over The Minimum Wage, City By City." New Labor Forum 23.3 (2014): 85-88.
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The article focuses on minimum wage laws in the U.S. Seattle, Washington's mayor Ed Murray announced in 2014 that business and labor had agreed to increase the minimum wage to fifteen dollars per hour. Ten states of the country automatically increase their minimum wages after an increase in inflation levels.