And then people say things are fine for the working class these days.
“It’s not like it was before!”
Sure it is. Just because it’s not necessarily in your little world doesn’t mean it isn’t a thing.
And to say things are great with the reform we’ve had is the equivalent of trying to say you’ve escaped from a burning building when you’ve only just gone to another room when the point is to get out and build something better.
I added the source, it’s on page 11. I really reccomend that everyone read some more of the full report, Out of Reach.
(…also I may be biased I interned there a few summers ago :) )
Not saying minimum wage compared to costs in the USA isn’t tough but… Of course one person working can’t afford a two bedroom flat on minimum wage. The comparison is unfair IMO. Yes, it means that if a couple wants to have children they either both need to be working or one should make more than minimum wage, but… is that really shocking? I may be being naive/privileged here, but I don’t see what’s wrong with that.
Okay, but what if you only have one person able to work with, say, a family living in a two-bedroom apartment?