But, what is a living wage?
How is a living wage defined?
Isn't it kind of strange so many people would be talking about something they refuse to explicitly define?
One definition is:
noun: living wage; plural noun: living wages
a wage that is high enough to maintain a normal standard of living.
We Marxists define a living wage as a wage which is in line with the actual and real cost-of-living which would provide working class families with a decent standard of living as articulated by the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
We need to get specific in defining what a living wage is otherwise the issue of the living wage just becomes an election gimmick with working class families trapped and unable to escape this cost-of-living crisis no politician, party hack or pundit wants to talk about.
* Minimum Wage.
* Living Wage.
* Decent standard of living.
* Cost-of-living crisis.
We can not have any meaningful discussion of the Minimum Wage becoming a real living wage until cost-of-living is brought front and center to this conversation.
Judge every speech, article or book written about wages and the living wage using these six points.
These should be our talking points when it comes to a living wage.