Originally Posted by listopencil
Well, first, no one is demonizing anyone. Secondly, salary isn't decided by worker's need-it's decided by how much the employer is willing to pay and whether they can get someone to do the job at that pay. Third, you asked if the employers could keep their current pay scale. Not if they should.
Do you think people would take the job in a country where they weren't paying enough to at least eat and have shelter due to a lack of social programs?
And because I know you will say yes, do you think they would be able to prevent theft and keep a sufficient work force?