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Re: Short response to Mr. Sastri

---Charu datt <charu@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> To reiterate, my response was: set a minimum wage at 
> a level that makes it possible for someone working 8 
> to 10 hours a day to be able to buy the minimum of
> food and clothing and shelter needed for survival 
> and to continue working. Anything less, IMO,
> is exploitation and sends the working poor down the 
> "road to serfdom".

You've hit the nail right on the head! What reasons 
could one have for paying less than what one needs
for the basic needs? If the employer makes enough 
money to be able to afford paying for the basic needs
but still does not, it is clearly exploitation.
If the employer himself cannot afford paying such sums,
it means that the output of his activity is less than
the input. We would all be better off without such
activities with negative benefits. Such people would
do better to shut down their businesses and plough the
fields. We would all benefit.


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