It’s funny that everyone points to Henry Ford as this amazing business pioneer who stunned the world and paid a living wage because he wanted all his employees to afford his cars. It wasn’t altruism, he wanted everyone to be his consumers. In doing so he set off a cascade that created a middle class in Detroit that led to it being a prosperous city. Yet all these pundit types want to say that higher minimum wages will destroy the economy. It’s all about pie (which they see as limited) and who gets it. It is a very narrow minded world view in which job creators see themselves as worthy of unlimited wealth, and sees workers as unworthy of anything more than the crumbs they drop from the table.