Galen G. Weston, one of the world’s richest people, thinks common folk should be paid more.
“I continue to be a strong believer in a progressive minimum wage and would support any government-led effort to establish a living wage,” Weston said in a letter to customers about the COVID-19 crisis on June 11.
I’m sure advocates of a universal basic income were thrilled to gain such a powerful backer, one who leads the company that owns the country’s biggest grocery and pharmacy chains. Still, it was a rather weak declaration of support for the working poor, since few would be better placed than Weston to lead a charge for higher wages.
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