Today’s astonishing fact, from northwestern Iowa (i.e., not close to a big city):
«Most workers start at fourteen or fifteen dollars an hour, the first farmer said. If dairies had to use legal labor, they would likely have to raise that to eighteen or twenty dollars, and many dairies wouldn’t survive. “People are going to go broke,” the farmer said. The story was similar in the poultry, meatpacking, and other agricultural industries in the area.»
Suddenly, a nationwide minimum wage of $15/hr does not seem that unreasonable.
(That while article was really good, btw.)