With markets around the world tumbling and the US Fed downgrading the outlook for the US economy, all the economists are out in force to give us their two cents about why the economy continues to be in shambles and why it’s not recovering. However, no one has uttered the phrase, living wages, which is the key to get out of this economic mess. “More money in my pocket means I spend more” said Jazmine Curiel, a member of ROC Chicago. To ROC United the answer is simple: Raise the minimum wage and this country will begin to see economic growth.