CORROON - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Op-ed: A living wage is in reach, and Utah should make it a priority <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Op-ed: A living wage is in reach, and Utah should make it a priority</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peter Corroon</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-13T16:52:01.474-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the discussion of whether to raise the minimum wage presses forward, we need to realize that one of the greatest threats to our nation is the loss of our middle class. The increasing gap between the rich and the poor is not good — for the rich or poor. Because we are a consumer-driven economy, our economy relies on people buying products. I once tried to explain this to my 12-year-old son in terms of sneakers since he loves basketball and always wants the most popular sneakers. A rich person,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href=""> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:52:01 MDT