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  • Thomas Laury

    The first map is not correct.
    I think the map key should read "Hours per Month" not hours per week.
    If someone in Missouri worked for 74 hours/week at $7.35 they'd earn roughly $2350, which is way more than any apartment in any Missouri city would cost.

  • jdtroughton

    We've reached (passed?) a point on our planet where consumption (production x artificially high demand and huge population) is too much to keep most people working in healthy, fair, and in many case even humane conditions, and where automation becomes a better and better option each day. Most of the "jobs" we do are tasks that could be done 100x better, and cheaper by automation. The upfront cost would be a drip for the continuous centuries of benefit. Groups like the Zeitgeist Movement, Science for Peace, the Venus Project, some technocracy, and many others have this kind of insight.

  • zombocom

    A person earning minimum wage probably shouldn't be renting a two bedroom apartment. Anyway, here in San Jose we recently passed a 10 dollar an hour minimum wage. Between that and health care reform, the local Target employee at the check out stand was talking about how everyone's hours had just been cut.