The Political Economy of a Living Wage: Progressives, the New Deal, and Social Justice

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This book tells the story behind President Franklin D. Roosevelt's use of the phrase "living wage" in a variety of speeches, letters, and statements, and examines the degree to which programs of the New Deal reflected the ideas of a living wage movement that existed in the US for almost three decades before Roosevelt was elected president. Far from being a side issue, the previously unexplored living wage debate sheds light on the New Deal philosophy of social justice by identifying the value judgments behind its policies. ...

The Political Economy of a Living Wage: Progressives, the New Deal, and Social Justice 2016, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham

ISBN-13: 9783319324722

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