I do not accept your second set of numbers since you altered the minimum wage from 3.15 to 3.25. This is what I meant that you made the numbers say what you want them to say. Now for the increase in price you also figure in inflation.@7.50/hr*40hr the burger (at 1.09) = .47% of wages
@3.15/hr*40hr the burget (at 0.59) = .36% of wages
What cost $.59 in 1988 would cost $1.06 in 2009. That .59 cents was back in 1988 when minimum wage was 3.15 an hour is now worth $1.06, but the hamburger is 3 cents more. Ergo, the prices of goods have outpaced the minimum wage.