Since the beginning of the New Year, a couple of states have raised their minimum wages and President Obama plans to call for an increase to $10.10 an hour. Additionally, the Democratic Party plans to incorporate the minimum wage into its 2014 midterm election platform. Of course, the critics are already out with the standard bromides that it will lead to lower employment, and that it is particularly a bad idea in a weak economy. And yet, when the Fed announces an action that could also lead to unemployment, all of a sudden there is silence. Learn the rationale behind Professor Oren Levin-Waldman’s thesis by reading his most recent article. Listen to and become part of the discussion this Wednesday, January 22, 2014, from 10-11 a.m. on the "featured" BlogTalk Radio platform program known as Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris. At 11:00 a.m. Peggy Godfrey joins us to speak with respect to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent insult of Conservatives. Hezi Aris is your host today. International news will consume the balance of the broadcast day that ends at 12 Noon. Share your perspective by calling the show at 347-205-9201 or by using Skype, contact eHezi18 during the "live" broadcast, or listen on demand by way of the following hyperlink: http://BlogTalkRadio.com/WestchesterOnTheLevel/
Oren Levin-Waldman is professor of public policy in the School for Public Affairs at Metropolitan College of New York (email@example.com ) and author of several books on wage policy. They include the just published: Wage Policy, Income Distribution and Democratic Theory (http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415779715/#reviews); The Political Economy of the Living Wage: A Study of Four Cities (M.E. Sharpe 2005); and The Case of the Minimum Wage: Competing Policy Models (SUNY Press 2001). He is a researcher for the Employment Policy Research Network (EPRN), and some of his work can be found at http://www.employmentpolicy.org/people/oren-levin-waldman.