Itamar Rabinovich, Israel’s former ambassador to the United States, is President of The Israel Institute (Washington, DC and Tel Aviv) and is a senior scholar at Tel Aviv University, New York University, and the Brookings Institution.
Navi Radjou is a Silicon Valley-based innovation and leadership adviser and winner of the 2013 Thinkers50 Innovation Award. He is a co-author of the forthcoming book Frugal Innovation: How To Do More With Less.
Even many of the wealthiest Americans would agree that the United States needs to overhaul its tax policies to restore a sense of social justice. But, notes Edoardo Campanella, Future of the World Fellow at IE University's Center for the Governance of Change, such reforms would not be enough to restart the engines of social mobility and promote greater equality of opportunity.
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.