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Patrick V. Verkooijen

Patrick V. Verkooijen

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Patrick V. Verkooijen is CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation and Professor of Practice in Sustainable Development Diplomacy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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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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