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Alan Berube

Alan Berube

Writing for PS since 2013
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Alan Berube, a senior fellow and deputy director of the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, is the co-author, with Joseph Parilla, of MetroTrade: Cities Return to their Roots in the Global Economy.

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    A Living Wage for Capitalism

    Jim O'Neill

    Higher nominal wages for low-paid workers can boost real earnings, increase consumer spending, and help make housing more affordable. And insofar as raising the minimum would increase companies’ wage bill, it would create a stronger incentive to replace labor with capital, which could lay the foundation for renewed productivity growth.