The Minimum Wage Debate And The Legacy Of E. Grey Dimond

Nov 6, 2013

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Working two jobs, for a total of 60 hours a week, at federal minimum wage, you would bring home roughly $22,600 a year. That’s almost one thousand dollars under the federal poverty level for a family of four.

On today's Central Standard, Brian Ellison talks with two economists who have differing views on minimum wage. How much does raising minimum wage hurt businesses, but how much could it improve the lives of those working at minimum wage?

We also look back on the life of E. Grey Dimond, founder of the UMKC school of medicine, with some of his former colleagues.


  • Dr. Peter J. Eaton, Associate Professor of Economics at UMKC
  • Patrick Ishmael, Policy Analyst for The Show Me Institute
  • Dr. Felix Sabates, Founding Chairman of the Dept. of  Ophthalmology for the UMKC School of Medicine
  • Dr. Harry S. Jonas, Former Dean of UMKC’s School of Medicine