Randall Guyton: Why not a living wage? | TheUnion.com

Randall Guyton: Why not a living wage?

What is the problem with paying our brothers and sisters a living wage?

In a society built upon consumerism and a GDP wholly dependent on folks buying stuff, why are we having a fight over a measly $15 per hour minimum wage?

Seems to me that if you really want to goose the economy then pay working men and women a wage that actually allows them to do something with their lives instead of subjecting them to chattel slavery in order to make money for those who don’t need it or could never spend it all.

I thought capitalism was about efficiencies. Seems to me that concentrating wealth in the hands of only a few is grossly inefficient. Stupid, actually.

Worshiping Mammon is a sin against God. If we are, in fact, a Christian nation, we should support the continued well-being of our fellow citizens at large.

Randall Guyton

Grass Valley

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


Geraldine Kothe: Thank you, first responders


From all the residents of Grass Valley Senior Apartments, thank you to the firefighters, police department air support and everyone who responded to the Bennett Fire. God bless you all. You are all heroes.

See more