Actually, more than a minimum wage context...it brings into question as to why people are paying so much for rent? Why? Is it too high? Or is it simply market value? I'd say a baseline for living would be simply Rent/Home Food Utilities Problem is....Utilities have gone up, Food has gone up, Rent/Home has gone up. But wages haven't...nor the stability of the jobs themselves. (it's more mercenary or "at will" now) Now I don't expect corporations to solve everything. But what I am suspicious about is that I think some businesses might be taking advantage...both on the source side and the target (bill) side.