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Lina Abirafeh

Lina Abirafeh

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Lina Abirafeh, Director of the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at Lebanese American University, speaks and publishes frequently on a range of gender issues. In 2018, Apolitical, an international platform for governments, named her one of the 100 most influential people in gender policy worldwide.

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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.

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