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U.S. Minimum Wage Drops Another 3 cents/hour in April 2014

The Fair Minimum Wage Act before Congress (House|Senate) is a bill that would increase the minimum wage from its current $7.25/hour to $10.10/hour over the next two years. After that point, the minimum wage would automatically increase to keep pace with inflation — the tendency of currency to be worth less as time passes. I [...]

In Harder Times, Freelance Market for Writing Gets Even More Desperate

This past August, J. Clifford reviewed the freelance writing market at getafreelancer.com. He was shocked at the time to find writers competing for the privilege of selling their writing at a rate of $5 per 500-word article. With the economy grinding Americans down harder still, the rates at this freelance market have gone down further [...]