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Living Wage vs Minimum Wage 


The discussion of wages is always a heated one. First, there are the geographic factors, then the competitive factors, and of course, the greed factors. Wages most often become the topic of discussion in one of two ways: the idea that some don’t make enough – minimum wage – or the idea that some make too much. Downright envy!

In 1938, the first Federal law to establish a minimum wage was the Fair Labor Standards Act. Today’s federal minimum wage is $7.25/hr. Many states have risen above that level, while some states actually have “loopholes” that allow people in certain jobs for certain employers to be paid less (see a map of which states are where.)...