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[–] didntsayeeeee 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Well yes, working in a car factory is more difficult than taking people's burger orders or scanning groceries.

I'd wager Ford factory employees average a lot more than $15 an hour nowadays.

Not many jobs are minimum-wage any more. Those that are are really low-skill.

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[–] Lateraltwo 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

The greatest problem in the next 50 years is going to be how the hell we find enough jobs for people to do.

With the advent of automation and robotics in many industries, we're going to be living in a mostly post-labour society. It would not surprise me if welfare becomes the norm for the majority of the world's population.

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[–] didntsayeeeee 4 points 1 points (+5|-4) ago 

So why bother keeping those people alive?

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[–] Derpdirf 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I ask this question every day.

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[–] jeegte12 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

So low that you might say people barely deserve to earn as minimum a wage you can give them.

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[–] hargond 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Additionally, Henry Ford's strategy was to pay beyond what his competition paid, making his factory a more desirable location to be employed. Now, inevitably, you are going to see price hikes because McDonald's is not going to lose out on their profit margin to pay a high school dropout more money than they were a month ago.

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[–] joncash 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Of course people will be willing to pay more. I don't understand why people don't understand supply and demand. McD's customers are largely minimum wage earners. So while they'll pay more for their employees, their customers also have more money and will pay more. This is how inflation works.

Either minimum wage increases earnings therefore increasing prices because people have more money, or minimum wage doesn't increase earnings in which case what the fuck are you doing?

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