McDonald's And Walmart Pay Increases Show The Customer Is Always Right

April 2, 2015 1:05 PM

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McDonald’s has now joined a group of large companies including The Gap, Walmart, and TJ Maxx that have voluntarily agreed to raise pay for low-wage workers. While advocates continue to campaign for increases in local, state, and federal minimum wages, the actions of large corporations so far demonstrate why raising the minimum wage is unnecessary. In the end, the old maxim of retail sales is winning out: the customer is always right.

People complain about sprawl, about big box stores, about low wages, and about poor customer service. Yet all those things exist because of the choices made by customers who are collectively the same people complaining about the very environment their own purchase decisions have created. Sprawl exis...

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