(Extract) As more states and municipalities across the nation begin implementing higher base pay rates for unskilled workers, many companies have either started or plan to start replacing these employees with machines.
Specifically in the fast food industry, chains like McDonald’s are already offering self-service kiosks instead of clerks. By all estimates, the practice is only expected to increase as minimum-wage activists continue pushing their agenda.
The unsustainable cost of doing business with artificially high wages being set by the government is not only a problem among the owners of burger joints, though.
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