Living wage was just a fad in liberal lawmaking (like dereg among conservatives). They tried it in my town but it failed. Some big cities have it and it’s pure politics, like minority business set-asides etc. I do government bids and the only thing that happens is I have another form to fill out.
Unfortunately some elements in the Church jumped on the Living Wage bandwagon for some reason, probably because we were all supposed to be working for social justice but ran out of good ideas. I’m getting pretty tired of these legislative fads that sweep the country. (Does anyone have an original idea?)
So we’re supposed to base wages on what it takes to support a family of four and they come up with some arbitrary number. Ridiculous! How do they know the spouse isn’t working, or the worker is a young adult with 6 roommates, or living at home and paying no rent.