On November 1st, Chapelboro – a local radio and news network – published Enrique Latoni’s (T’21) Op-Ed discussing the U.S.’s minimum wage debate and important issues to consider moving forward. Enrique is currently enrolled in PPS 270: Lead the Way Durham, taught by HLP Associate Director, Lalita Kaligotla. He wrote this op-Ed for a course assignment.
“Americans would benefit much more from policies that focused on getting more people to fair living wages rather than those dealing with the minimum wage,” says Latoni. “The difference between minimum wage and fair living wage is that whereas minimum wages are set arbitrarily by law and may last for years, fair living wages are determined by changes in the average cost of living.” You can read the full Op-Ed here.
Latoni is majoring in Public Policy with a minor in Economics and is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico.