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Raising minimum wage will raise something else: An army of robots taking away folks' jobs

Trilkhai

Re: isogen74

“The underlying issue is that consumers are not really willing to pay the costs of goods produced where workers have the same standard of living that they think they are entitled to.”

Actually, it depends heavily on where those workers are located and whether the consumer can afford the higher price. Most people I've encountered will quite proudly pay slightly-higher prices to support locally-owned stores if they can afford it and all else is equal. They're uninterested in paying prices they can't comfortably afford, however (which is why shops like Wal-Mart are a huge hit with the rural poor), or supporting people that aren't from the same general region.

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