Partisan Gap, Security Cameras, Subminimum Wage and More

Posted on February 7, 2024

Fairness In Taxation Act: Affluent households pay a disproportionately low share of the tax burden. The Fairness in Taxation Act, based on the Massachusetts constitutional amendment enacted in 2020, would add an additional tax of four percent for income earned over one million dollars per year.

The subminimum wage for tipped workers is a scam: Most discussions of the subminimum tipped wage are from the point of view of the employer or employee. Let’s consider instead how it works for the customers doing the tipping because, for them, it’s a scam. See the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

A progressive philosophy based on values: Values help you persuade others. But they can also help you organize and present your own progressive philosophy. For this PLI podcast, listen here.

Huge partisan gap on public schools, colleges and unions: A Pew Research poll finds that Democrats are 72 percent favorable to public schools, 74 percent favorable to colleges, and 75 percent favorable to unions. Only 34 percent of Republicans are favorable to public schools, 31 percent are favorable to colleges, and 35 percent are favorable to unions.

Too many security cameras, not enough safety: While it is often asserted that security cameras make us safer, the data suggests that they don’t make much difference, a Bloomberg column explains.

This year’s Progressive Agenda for States & Localities: The eleventh and latest edition of our Progressive Agenda highlights 50 model bills and hyperlinks to more than 230 models. You can download a PDF with hyperlinks built-in or read it in HTML text.