Why $15 An Hour To Flip Patties Is Outrageous

“…I also think that there is an entitlement that is starting to emerge that I think is unhealthy for people and unhealthy for our country.” – Ashton Kutcher

I’m not sure just where the entitlement mentality comes from, but it’s something that’s spreading like a virus. We have all had moments in which we behaved in an entitled way. There are times when each of us has felt entitled to something. And in some ways, that’s not unhealthy. There are times in life when we do deserve certain things, and that feeling of being owed something isn’t inherently wrong. If you work for a company that is contracted to pay you, and you don’t receive the money for which you worked, you are owed that money. The entitlement that I’m bemoaning isn’t legitimate, but one that has sprung from an undeserved, and inflated sense of self.

Over the last year or so, there has been an uprising of workers in the fast food industry. These men, and women have held numerous protests across the country demanding a “living wage.” The number being thrown around by many in the movement is $15 an hour. I’ve written at length about why this number is not only outrageous, but arbitrary, and a recent interview confirmed my notions.

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