The Texas blackouts seem to be an isolated problem that happened due to unpleasant weather, but examining the whole story reveals significant systemic racism and problems in the state’s infrastructure.
As the United States attempts to build back the economy in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, debate over raising the federal minimum wage rages in Congress. What will this measure cost us? How much will it help? We explore this and more in the following article as we make the case for why we need a $15 federal minimum wage.