Being in the Economics field (not an economist) I can see that you are borrowing quite liberally from the Communists. Distribution of wealth. Even the last bastion the Chinese do not practice this anymore. I would like you to answer a few questions 1. Who do you classify as poor. A person with a house but no car or a person with a car but no house or a person with neither. 2. Do you distinguish between people that are employable and unemployable. 3. By what percentage would you raise the minimum wage and would that amount move people up to the next level 4. What will happen to inflation and unemployment if you do that.(A good economy creates jobs and any hirings are usually at market and therefore higher than even minimum wage) I am against Unions but why has Peretz not unionized these people. Does he know something that you have missed.
from the article: Analysis / Fold up the road map