The Urban Inquirer
A blog produced by students at Queens College, CUNY

According to a recent article by the Tampa Bay Times, minimum wage in Florida will see an increase of their minimum wage from $8.10 per hour to $8.25 per hour. The Times calls this increase a “small step” towards the direction of the $15 per hour minimum wage. Due to this increase in the minimum […]

Janie L I know policies are not a simple procedure in America and although I do not understand them very well, I do admit, many of them do not fail to disgust me. According to Bernie Sanders, the middle class is disappearing, the poverty rate is bigger than ever, 95% of income went to the […]

Douglas S. Massey makes an argument that the rapidly declining lower class and the extensive wealth being held by the upper class is because of the Federal government after the 70’s started to write policy in the interests of the corporations and upper class rather than the interest of all it’s citizens.  Social programs where […]