Many benefits to decent pay — and no, it does not kill jobs

By Neil Coleman – 

THE “model for us rich guys should be Henry Ford, who realised … if he raised (workers’) wages … they’d be able to afford his Model Ts. What a great idea…. These idiotic trickle-down policies are destroying my customer base. And yours too.

“I have a message for my fellow filthy rich: if we don’t do something to fix the glaring inequities in this economy, the pitchforks are going to come for us. No society can sustain this kind of rising inequality…. You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples.” — Nick Hanauer, maverick billionaire, on in June.

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