A living wage will pay for itself
To the editor:
We simply can not tolerate people dying in the streets.
Therefore, the employers in any given community must pay wages commensurate with the local ( Repeat: local) Cost of Living — or — be taxed to provide Social Services sufficient to forestall such dying.
It is likely that the option of paying living wages — even to inefficient workers — is the cheapest alternative in the long run.
It is granted that such is a hard sell to the GoPer me-now community.