Weekly News Comment #9

This week I read an article from the Huffington Post titled, “The Morality of a $15 Minimum.”

The lead in this article starts with a question and the following sentence talks about conservatives shooting down the idea of a higher minimum wage. This is somewhat eye catching, but it does not to a great job of giving the reader a completely accurate idea of what is to follow in the article.

The article is about the minimum wage being raised, but all of the positives about it.

I thought that this was an interesting article to read overall, and it gave numbers, statistics, and examples to allow the reader to connect with the topic.

The only issue with the facts it gave are that the author is very clearly for raising the minimum wage and turned the article more or less into a persuasive essay. The author, Robert Reich, is the author of the book, “Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few.” So his opinion on this is public, however, it is never mentioned in the body of the article who the author is, only under his name at the beginning.


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