The Wall Street Bonus Pool = 2 X (the Amount Paid to All Minumum Wage Workers)

Sarah Anderson from the Institute for Policy Studies compares Wall Street bonuses, which amount to an average of 172 thousand for each security industry employee or a total for the bonus pool of 28.5 billion, to the total amount paid to all minimum wage workers in the United States, approximately 15 billion. The bonus pool, according to Anderson, is double the amount paid to all minimum wage workers.

You can read Anderson’s full report, Wall Street Bonus Pool and Low Wage Workers — and check her math.

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