My friend Perry Dorrell has also written about this issue at his top Texas political blog Brains & Eggs.
Here is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Living Wage calculator.
More and more we see that the needed response to the big issues of fair treatment of working people in our changing economy, the immediate threat of climate change and fighting back against constant surveillance, will take place first on the streets and in the public square rather than in our money-owned legislative chambers.
Even a moderate voice such as New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman sees the real hope for progress moving to the streets and to the outdoor public square.
Everyday it becomes more clear that the work of freedom is up to each of us.
The excellent Global Voices details everyday people fighting back.
Here some ideas and thoughts about everyday resistance.
Let's be ready for a better and more hopeful future. Let's play a part in bringing that future to reality.
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