Prof. Fadhel Kaboub on climate change and more
Associate Professor of Economics Fadhel Kaboub believes that economic policy can lift the living standards of millions of people across the world.
Kaboub recently aligned with Sen. Bernie Sanders on a new bill, The STOP Walmart Act, which reduces the ability of large employers to buy back stock unless they pay their employees $15, among other things.
“After seven years of service to this company without being paid a living wage, watching Walmart spend billions on share buybacks is another slap in the face. It’s not that Walmart can’t get to $15, it’s that the corporation would rather reward shareholders like the billionaire Waltons. Walmart associates don’t want Walmart charity — we work hard and deserve to be treated with respect, with a living wage and real raises for associates like me. I’m happy to see Senator Sanders and Representative Khanna have our back. It’s time for more people in Washington to step up on behalf of working folks,” said Kristi Branstetter, a Walmart worker and OUR Walmart member in Missouri.
Kaboub also recently was featured on the Political Vigilante Show with comedian Graham Elwood, where he discussed climate change and how to finance a Green New Deal.