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Minimum wage has been an issue in virtually every recent election in the United States. In some states, the level of the minimum wage has been raised through legislative action or referendum. Paradice - Dubpeople all, 19 of the 50 states currently have a minimum wage higher than the federal requirement.
In fact, why be faint-hearted about this? Why not raise the minimum wage by a lot more and a lot more quickly? Thinking more broadly, why not apply it to the poorest countries in the world?
Any problems here? Well, the economic objection to the minimum wage is that it raises the cost of labor without increasing productivity, reducing available jobs. Is this happening in the U. I went to a place where labor costs are high and rising rapidly, and saw its effects in an industry that is typically labor-intensive.
The place was London, and the industry was fast food. Instead of going to a staffed register, you go to a marquee like the one above where you use a touchscreen to place your order and a credit card and soon a phone to pay for it.
You get a numbered receipt, and when that number appears on a video monitor you go to a tray at the front to show your receipt and pick up your order. With half a dozen of these marquees in the store, several jobs are no longer needed. Of course this system is not the only new way to place orders at fast food chains.
Ordering online has become pervasive. However, the latter is mainly designed to handle lines during peak times, whereas the marquees are specifically designed to reduce Minimum Wage - Various - Youll Never Eat Fast Food Again use Till Death Do Us Part - White Lion - Mane Attraction labor.
Of course, the marquees and the associated backend software system are expensive, so this system will only be deployed where labor costs are high enough. They Minimum Wage - Various - Youll Never Eat Fast Food Again be found popping up in New York City as well.
The cost also gives larger operators a comparative advantage. Smaller chains, and especially independents, will be slower to deploy these as they lack the economies of scale for the backend of the system. If these economies are significant, then one implication of a higher minimum wage is that food we buy out will be bought increasingly from larger corporate organizations. Skip to main content. Search Term. How will touchscreen ordering and higher minimum wages impact fast-food jobs?
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