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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I think you're reading way too much in your individual observations and you should get some more information before you credit the creation and implementation of the self check out machine to minimum wage laws. Personally I think its more much reasonable to say these machines, like automated assembly lines, are replacing some workers because the cost of operating them isn't just below minimum wage but so far below that it wouldn't what the minimum wage was or if there even was one it would still be more economical to employ these machines.
    I expect the self checkouts are also have higher throughputs as 6 of them can be installed in the space of two checkouts. Doubling the number of customers who can be checked out, with just one employee
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    boosting minimum wage for states is a horrible ideas.states have multiple areas of varying cost of living,it would make sense to let individual areas decideminimum wage based off cost of living and average income.

    clearly lets use cali,hollywood may have a super high cost of living,while san bernardino county would have a fairly low cost of living,san bernardino county federal minimum wage would afford plenty,but hollywood and other rich coastal cities minimum wage cant afford crap,raising state minimum wage raises costs across a state,so san bernardino country business wouldsuffer tomake hollywood slightly more liveable,its counter productive.

    it would makemore sense fora city that charges top dollar to survive with millionaires flipping the bill to raisewages and pricesa little higher so minimum wage buys equal to other areas.minimum wage isnt a living wage nor was it ever meant to be,but its not hard for every city to pay minimum wage to where it buys the same as minimum in an area with a low cost of living,this ofcourse wouldmean hollywood and upscale la would pay 22 an hour minimum wage while san bernardino county would pay federal minimum wage,both would have the same buying power.
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by smalltime View Post
    Why isn't the minimum Wage $25.00 an hour?

    I mean......THAT would be fair, right?
    What is fair is what is called a living wage.
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I am sure some from the left would think so. Here in Chicago they just had a protest and they wanted 15 an hr. Shall we throw in some benefits too?
    MIT came up with a living wage calculator based on area you live in.
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I think you're reading way too much in your individual observations and you should get some more information before you credit the creation and implementation of the self check out machine to minimum wage laws.
    You are reading more into what I wrote than I said. The increase in the national minimum wage law simply made those machines relatively cheaper on the margin, resulting in their more rapid spread.




    Really. I don't understand why people have such trouble internalizing that labor exists on a supply/demand curve in competition with alternative resources.

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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    I tried using one of those self-checkouts at a Lowe's a couple weeks ago, and the thing kept ****ing up. It wouldn't scan the items.
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    You are reading more into what I wrote than I said. The increase in the national minimum wage law simply made those machines relatively cheaper on the margin, resulting in their more rapid spread.




    Really. I don't understand why people have such trouble internalizing that labor exists on a supply/demand curve in competition with alternative resources.
    Guess I was reading too much into it.

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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Average ? What States are you using. Washington States economy is horrible right now.
    citation?
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Washington state min wage is over 9 bucks now and their economy seems about average with other states and I have not seen burger joints closing in mass.
    Here in Santa Fe, NM, the minimum wage is highest in the nation at $10.29. Small town... just put up a third McDonalds. A 2nd WalMart.

    It's not killing this city's economy.
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I tried using one of those self-checkouts at a Lowe's a couple weeks ago, and the thing kept ****ing up. It wouldn't scan the items.
    I use one at the commissary here in Japan, or in the States when I'm at Wal-Mart all the time. If you don't have a massive load, it's quicker and more effective.

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