Former Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta is returning to the White House to advise President Obama, as reported by the Associated Press (AP). Podesta launched the latest project of the left-leaning Center for American Progress (CAP) last month entitled The Washington Center for American Growth, which focuses on income inequality.
The American Growth website lists Podesta as its chairman and describes the new center’s mission:
“The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a new research and grantmaking organization founded to accelerate cutting-edge analysis into whether and how structural changes in the U.S. economy, particularly related to economic inequality, affect growth.”
The Obama Administration has recently focused on income inequality and the minimum wage. President Obama gave a comprehensive speech on the topic last week. Thinkprogress.org, the blogging arm of CAP, released an opinion piece before Obama gave his “income equality” speech calling for the minimum wage to catch up with inflation:
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