Imagine, for a moment, minimum wage as a disease. An illness without a definite cure, like aids or cancer. A strange concept to think at first, perhaps, but think about it. What exactly is a disease? Let's take a look at Wikipedia's definition for disease:
"A disease is an abnormal condition of an organism that impairs bodily functions. In Human beings, 'Disease' is often used more broadly to refer to any condition that causes discomfort, dysfunction, distress, social problems, and/or death to the person afflicted, or similar problems for those in contact with the person. "(Wikipedia)
So a disease is a state that prevents people from living a full, happy, healthy life. It can cripple or even kill us, and it can even be contagious. And like any condition it has a cause, such as a bacteria, or a virus, or a toxin, or whatever. Not a very pleasant thing to be sure.
Now lets look at minimum wage. According to most sources, it is the lowest amount a person can be paid. It was created to pre