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If the economy is back, why are wages still so low?

MotherJones
If the economy is back, why are wages still so low? http://bit.ly/18FAM0I
2:01 AM Jun 15 2013

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"Economists have long known that there's a floor to wages because employers don't like to reduce nominal wages. If you make $10 per hour, they won't cut your wage to $9 per hour. They'll just hold it at $10 and let inflation eat it away. This phenomenon is called wage stickiness."

That's nasty.

"Bottom line: Wage stickiness is disappearing, and with it a social convention that prevented wages from dropping too harshly even during recessions. As a result, wages are getting cut in bad times and never catching back up in good times. This is the world we live in today."

THAT is nasty.

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