Okay so as of now my Political Loyalties are to the Green Party of Canada. That is how I vote & Donate. I did also volunteer as a Liberal. Which means I have been in the thick of Politics and I am going to tell you what it is all about. How most people view politics? Most people I know view politics as a way of advocating for their own personal wage, disability check or condition of Healthcare.
However what Politics has really evolved into is this? It is a debate and struggle for power around the issues of Corporations versus the interests of Economic management.
“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves m and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country….
Corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”
- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln Nov. 21 1864
(letter to Col. William F Elkins
In Lincoln’s time he had to reform the efforts of Corporations and Southern Economies that wanted to organize their labor forces as Slaves.
Why we need a minimum wage in North America?
When you look at the North American history & it’s economy? You learn we are the continent ultimately with the history of nasty exploitation & Corporate greed. Libertarians like to propose fantasies of a free-market labor force that would balance itself out left unattended & raise median wages. However, history indicates that every time we leave the economy unchecked we fail to progress production, labor wages fall behind and Poverty climbs. In other words… Our Markets have never been self-correcting mechanisms! We need a regulated minimum wage because otherwise people would get paid less & be even more desperate.
It is also interesting how you see Libertarians view wages as a life story. The longer you work, the more you make! Everything is so black & white even automation is a consequence of minimum wage somehow (It isn’t) . You also don’t make more money the longer you work. Not in many areas! The data isn’t available for Quinte West & Belleville. I can tell you 30 year olds are doing worse past 2008 when everyone’s median wage dipped around here.
Maybe some other countries have a history of being much more fair in Business. When it comes to North America? No we are the country where Business CEOs and Billionaires need their hands slapped or they keep on going for maximum exploitation. Free Market Economics don’t work here! Our Business people are too evil!