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[Liveblog]: The Gravity of a Living Wage with Dan Price

“Raised in rural Idaho miles away from the closest neighbor, Dan Price founded Gravity Payments, a credit card processing company, from his university dorm room at just 19-years-old. Although music was his passion growing up, Dan’s lifelong mission became apparent upon witnessing thousands of hard-working small business owners being overcharged and under-served by their credit card processors.

Dan built Gravity Payments on the values of honesty and transparency instilled upon him during his rural upbringing. These simple values have set Dan and his company apart from others in the industry, making Gravity Payments the most trusted name in merchant processing.

Dan Price’s strong sense of values and mission to change the way business is done set him on a path of disruption. In April 2015, Dan made international headlines after self-imposing a $70k minimum wage at Gravity. The move has sparked debate about income inequality, the wage gap in America, and CEO responsibility.”

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About the Author

Amalia Perez '18 is a Political Science and Development Studies concentrator from Washington, D.C. Along with serving as the Section Manager for BPR's Culture Section, she is an associate editor with the Brown Journal of World Affairs, an Undergraduate Fellow with the Latin American Studies Dept., and a volunteer with DARE. You can find her cooking and/or running late to something.