Problems with the Living Wage Movement
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The Living Wage Movement (LWM) should be evaluated on whether it enables more people, or people willing to work, to lead a decent life. But, first, to the extent that it succeeds in getting some workers up to that threshold it is likely to make it harder for other workers to do the same. Second, to the extent that it succeeds in getting some workers up to that threshold it is likely to make it harder for non-workers to do the same. The LWM is likely afflicted with these problems to a greater extent than is the Minimum Wage Movement.
Sachs-Cobbe , B A 2023 , ' Problems with the Living Wage Movement ' , International Journal of Applied Philosophy , vol. 36 , no. 2 , pp. 123-143 . https://doi.org/10.5840/ijap2023712188
International Journal of Applied Philosophy
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