Category: Kevin Lang

Ballot initiatives take the pulse of the nation

November 5th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Lang, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, The Conversation US 0 comments

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By Kevin Lang, College of Arts & Sciences

Minimum wage increase

What is very interesting is that even from some very red states, there has been support for increasing the minimum wage, while there has been opposition to that from the Republican party…

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POV: Raise the Minimum Wage, but Don’t Expect Much

May 12th, 2014 in 2014, BU Today, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Lang, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Kevin Lang, College of Arts & Sciences

In 1988, the economist Charles Brown published an article titled “Minimum Wages Laws: Are They Overrated?” His implicit answer was yes. More than 25 years later, minimum wages laws remain a hotly debated topic. Senate Republicans in April blocked a vote on raising the minimum wage, even though economists have a reasonable consensus about their effects. The disagreement among economists is much more over values than over facts…

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Pres. Barack Obama holds fundraisers in Cambridge

March 6th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Lang, Newsmakers, WCVB 0 comments

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Kevin Lang, College of Arts & Sciences

Pres. Barack Obama was in Connecticut Wednesday to discuss his call to raise the minimum wage before heading to Cambridge for fundraisers…

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The minimum wage debate: Should it be raised?

January 29th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Lang, NECN, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Kevin Lang, College of Arts & Sciences

During his State of the Union speech, President Obama called on Congress to give America a raise…

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Many women with top degrees stay home

May 27th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Lang, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Kevin Lang, College of Arts & Sciences

Jessica Brewer graduated from MIT in 2005 with a mechanical engineering degree­ and spent the next five years designing nuclear reactors for Navy aircraft carriers and submarines…

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“If more women were in leadership positions, the workplace might be more ­family-friendly, and fewer of them would withdraw.”

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Three sides to debate over raising minimum wage

February 24th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Lang, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Kevin Lang, College of Arts & Sciences

President Obama has asked Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour from $7.25, with automatic increases tied to inflation…

Expert quote:

“I’m an economist at Boston University, but my first post-high school job was a $1.70 an hour position in Quebec, when the minimum wage was $1.60, so I know what it’s like to live on a very low wage.”

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Romney’s No Oprah

October 22nd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Kevin Lang, Newsmakers 0 comments

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By Kevin Lang, College of Arts & Sciences

Mitt Romney describes an Oprah‐like moment during his governorship…

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How secure is your job? Health care, computers shape up as best fields

September 3rd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Lang, Newsmakers, Patriot Ledger 0 comments

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Kevin Lang, College of Arts & Sciences

If you care for the sick or elderly, design computer systems or build bridges, roads or houses, your job is probably secure…

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Obama campaign now attacking Romney on two fronts: private & public sector employment record

June 12th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Lang, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Kevin Lang, College of Arts & Sciences

We all know how hard it is to pin Mitt Romney down…

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Latest U.S. jobs report

March 10th, 2012 in 2012, Al Jazeera, BU Studio, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Lang, Newsmakers 0 comments

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