“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
With each passing day that becomes more true. Was talking to the lady at the deli about the help wanted sign that was up for months. She said they are starting young people at $16/hr but they can't follow even the most basic instructions and are fired in 2 or 3 days. When I was 15 my first job was at McDonalds and I worked there a whole year, for $1.45/hr, that was in 1970.
Can't or will not is more of what I see now days.
The real minimum wage is zero. The official one is designed to price out native-born teens, who start out useless, in favor of quasi-legal imported serfs.Sure it, kills the bottom rung of the latter for poor, working class, and lower middle-class young'uns in your neighborhood.But muh 401k and stock dividends!Bah.