People aren't reading like they used to. In fact, last year, nearly a quarter of Americans did not read any book at all. That includes good old-fashioned print books, kindle versions, and even audio books. In 1978 however, the number of people who hadn't read a book all year was just 8 percent. Our culture is changing, and with so many leisure time options available, the practice of reading is starting to fall away a bit.
People who smoke don't do it because they think it's healthy. Actually, they are all too aware of the risks that come along with smoking cigarettes, and they know how much the addiction is costing them on a practical and monetary level, too. It's just that quitting smoking can be a really difficult thing to do. Addictions are powerful.
During last night's Democratic presidential debate in Milwaukee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, "I know a lot of Americans are angry about the economy. And for good cause. Americans haven't had a raise in 15 years. There aren't enough good-paying jobs, especially for young people. And yes, the economy is rigged in favor of those at the top." Rigged economy aside, was she correct in saying that Americans haven't seen an increase in pay since the turn of the last century?
Is raising the federal minimum wage rate beneficial to the economy or not? We'll take a look at who's for and against raising the wage and how level of education affects people's opinions.