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Heleen Mees

Heleen Mees

Writing for PS since 2005
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Heleen Mees, teaches at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and is the author of Between Greed and Desire – The World between Wall Street and Main Street.

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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.