The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family. That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.
The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.
Also if a livable wage breaks the system then the system deserves to be broken.
The system is already broken. We should shoot it and put it out of our misery.
An economic system where people can’t provide for their most basic needs through their hard work is not an economic system worth having. And unfortunately, that’s the system we’ve got right now.