This is going to come as a shock to the $15 an hour minimum wage crowd, but the fact of the matter is that businesses exist to make money, not to provide jobs. When jobs are created, it’s because they’re considered essential to the process of making money. When they unduly interfere with that process, jobs are eliminated.
And as has been discussed here previously, the push to establish a $15 per hour minimum wage will backfire, and it will disproportionately affect the very people it would purportedly help: under-educated, unskilled laborers like the cashiers at McDonald’s and other fast-food joints. In the past several years, kiosks have been sprouting up at such places across Europe and now, as predicted, they’re being tested in the USA. They don’t need breaks, they don’t demand higher wages, and they don’t require a comprehensive health-insurance plan that provides them with free breast pumps.
They’re a perfect match to the needs of many businesses, and so you’ll be seeing them blossoming across the fruited plains in the coming years.