Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Mark Mullen to the blog. He’s here to share about his book, America We Need A Raise. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two.
“Mark Mullen for President!” declares one book reviewer of America We Need a Raise. Find out why as Mullen reveals solutions to build up an ailing middle class and restore the American Dream.
This book received the Bronze Medal Award for nonfiction in politics from Readers’ Favorite and five star reviews from both Readers’ Favorite and Amazon readers.
This book can be purchased from Amazon
Mark is an award winning author born in Philadelphia and educated at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania. Mark writes about America’s cultural and social issues.
His opinionated, muckraking style of writing exposes the underbelly of business and political practices. While he explores mainly American economics, business, education, and politics, Mark’s focus is on the difficulties of getting by in America, especially for the middle class. Sociological patterns underlying business, cultural, and political behaviors are analyzed through a critical, sarcastic, and sometimes humorous lens.
“Remedy 4: Give American Workers a True paid Vacation.
It would be a smart investment for corporate America to provide each employee with an annual paid (travel, accommodations, food) one-week vacation to anywhere in the U.S. Some may say that big business can’t afford this, but they can. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, average worker productivity has increased by 400 percent since 1950. In other words, it took just 10 hours per week in 2014 to produce the same results as a 40 week in 1950. More productivity means more revenue and higher profits for many industries. The New York Times reported that American companies earned $1.7 trillion after-tax profits, or 10 percent of the gross domestic product, during 2013. That is the highest level of profits since the government began tracking corporate profits in 1929. Now consider that corporate compensation (as a percent of total expenses and including costs of all benefits and salary) was at its lowest since 1949. But wait, there’s more. Although the statutory top corporate tax rate is 35 percent, U.S. companies paid 20 percent in corporate taxes during 2013. When combined, increased profits, decreased employee compensation, and lower corporate taxes created a windfall of additional cash for corporate America. Let’s explore a little more to determine if corporate America can afford to provide a true week-long paid vacation for American workers.”