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Jun 3, 2014 JonathanZ commented on Stop Demonizing "Burger-Flippers" and Start Thinking About Solutions.
I don't think the role that the consumer plays in keeping workers' wages low has been emphasized enough. Consumers demand increasingly lower prices for the products they want, and businesses demand increasingly higher profit, with the workers caught in between.

A business that is unable to be successful while paying their workers an ethical wage has a flawed business model and shouldn't be in business anyway. At the same time, consumers have a responsibility to make sure that they are not demanding a better deal at the expense of workers.

If the city can't deliver $15 now, perhaps consumers might consider supporting businesses that voluntarily raise their minimum wages before required by law.

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