Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
How about vending machines? Are they worth the ROI?
The quest for artificially high wages is ultimately counterproductive.
The problem is your definition of "artifically high" seems to be "enough to make a decent living for an honest day's work".
Wal-Mart abuses the social safety net to boost profits. The only way they can continue to operate the way they do is because the public picks up their slack. Without that, they'd have to actually pay a decent wage.
Of course, at this point you'll probably responds "SEE, public assistance is a horrible thing!" or some such nonsense, which misses the point entirely.