The minimum wage is still below a living wage in the United States. But despite massive grassroots efforts like the Fight For 15 campaign, some are still not convinced that raising the minimum wage would produce the desired outcome.

One of the main reasons people are scared of raising the minimum wage to a living wage is because of Right-wing talking points. One of these talking points is that raising the minimum wage would increase inflation. Despite heavy historical documentation that inflation does not rise when the minimum wage does, many right-wingers still hold onto this.

Here Thom Hartmann debunks the much talked about link between minimum wage and inflation. What other minimum wage myths are keeping people from demanding a living wage?

Thom is a four-time Project Censored-award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. His national daily progressive radio talk show is distributed to radio stations nationwide by Westwood One, Pacifica, and Free Speech TV. More people listen daily to the Thom Hartmann Program than any other progressive talk show in the nation.