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Welcome to — September 13

Welcome to You’ve probably seen news reports of one-day strikes by fast-food workers around the nation. This week Neal Peirce explains why extremely low-wage work has wide implications; too many low-wage jobs can drag down a whole metropolitan economy and stifle opportunities. … Because I spent a large chunk of this week at the Meeting of the Minds 2013 conference in Toronto, there’s no guest column today. If you’re interested, you can see video of the conference sessions by clicking this link.