Why do business owners berate people for relying on entry level jobs to live, yet they rely on a business with razor thin margins?

Often times people will counter arguments for a higher minimum wage by claiming that entry level jobs should not pay a living wage. They say that it’s irresponsible to expect to live from doing such commonly achievable work. However, these people (sometimes business owners) claim that they can’t simply make less... show more Often times people will counter arguments for a higher minimum wage by claiming that entry level jobs should not pay a living wage.

They say that it’s irresponsible to expect to live from doing such commonly achievable work.

However, these people (sometimes business owners) claim that they can’t simply make less of a profit, and that they must pass the costs of a high minimum wage on to customers through higher prices.

But if you were running a sustainable business, you would have a profit margin that’s not razor thin.

Isn’t it irresponsible to expect to live on a business model that has razor thin margins that can’t survive increases in labor costs?
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