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Nicholas Agar

Nicholas Agar

Writing for PS since 2019
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Nicholas Agar is Professor of Ethics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has written extensively on the human consequences of technological change. His latest book is How to Be Human in the Digital 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.

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