http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/poverty-with-a-side-order-of-ill-health-–-why-fast-food-workers-are-striking/ar-AAr5xlR?ocid=spartanntp The evil level of inequality that is considered normal makes me ill. There is no justifiable reason for any of this. None of the bs convoluted rationales economists come up with is justifiable. There is no reason for this kind of greed and selfishness that results in hardship and suffering for others. There is something so goddamn ridiculously wrong with economies and I really hope one day in the future, a more advanced society will look back and acknowledge this as heinous, barbaric, cruel, unjustified and unfair because it is. There is no real good reason why EVERYONE shouldn't be paid a good wage to afford the basics of life that provide human dignity. miminum wage should always be on par with that. these excuses that it raises the prices is untrue. you start looking at the other end of the rope of this unfair tug of war and this abject unfairness and greed. EVERY worker should be guaranteed a salary that can provide a decent minimum life which governments should factor in housing market, transportation/auto, food, healthcare and decent disposable income/savings as well as sick/paid leave/vacation. IT SHOULD BE THE RIGHT OF EVERY HUMAN BEING!!!!! this healthy, humane balance can be done but greedy people don't want it to be done! The writing has always been on the wall and it is very clear what the crux of the problem is. It is the obscene inequality between the malignantly greedy and selfish feeding off the malignant suffering of scarcity and desperation of others. It's really a form of insanity and toxicity. This is why you end up with megalomaniacs on the one spectrum and depressed and frustrated citizens on the other spectrum. There is NO justifiable reason for it. It truly is a sickness that can be remedied if people were honest enough to evaluate how to remedy it fairly for all concerned. for example, ceo's don't really need 30 plus or more millions per year etc. A company needs excess capital for protection, expansion and development but not to the extent that it justifies itself. It's bogus. It is just gratuitous greed that has been allowed to be the norm. The imbalance is too severe. The entire world and banking system as well as ethics needs to be radically changed and overhauled. I guarantee if it was switched the other way, and a ceo and it's top dogs had to a take a hit on their salary (which is only a false bruise to the ego) to, say, a third of the norm, they wouldn't be thinking of a strike because that is still a better and comfortable position which affords a lifetime of luxury and security than being the small guy on the totem pole.