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September 1, 2013

Raise minimum wage, stop subsidizing fast food

Filed under: Letter to Editor — Aravinda @ 3:03 pm

Such low wages for fast food workers not only widen the inequality in wages but also widen the nutrition gap between rich and poor. Would junk food / fast food be so cheap if workers were paid a living wage?

Paying fast food workers low wages and expecting them to seek public assistance to get food stamps, health care etc is yet another way of subsidizing (fatty / salty / sugary / refined / processed) industrial junk food and hence making it more affordable to the poor than actual whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

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