Wages: Minimum, Market, or Just?
This article is part of my posts on the economic system of distributism. This is from practicaldistributism.blogspot.com/ which you can find here:
In the current debate about wages, both sides are presenting some good points in support of their own side and against the other side. This article will attempt to look at these points and address them from a distributist perspective.
The Minimum Wage
The argument for raising the minimum wage is that it is nearly, if not completely, impossible to live on such a low wage. This claim is true. The idea that a head of household should be able to actually earn a living wage is one of justice and which no distributist could argue against in good conscience. However, we could oppose this particular method of achieving that end.
You can learn more about this issue here.