Sure, but are the ones who stay still living a comfortable life? I know I’d rather have a lower personal income on an annual basis if that means we’re looking after the less-fortunate in society via a working safety net. (I know this is not how it generally works in the US, but it is here, and I’m just saying that I’ll take the hit to help others. I also think Bernie isn’t much of a planner, he just likes popular ideas without details.)
Capitalism lets us keep our own tips.
How about we just pay a living wage, build it into the cost of doing business, and do away with tipping?
but look at that ‘Poverty Line’ again - $25,750. Not all that far from $32,400
Yeah, it is. it’s a MASSIVE difference if all you can earn is $25K.
and $32,400 puts one in the top 1% of world income .
Yes, but world averages are irrelevant when you’re trapped into an expensive cost structure.