That is the essence of the free market. You negotiate your wages. They are not set by the government. If you don’t like your wages and jobs are plentiful in the market, you are free to quit your old job and will able to get higher wages elsewhere. You are also free to strike out on your own and establish your own business and make whatever the market will bear for the goods and services you supply. Look over the online job sites. Jobs are begging in some sectors. Government BLS data show real wages are rising. Maybe the rise is not as fast as you think it should be. I’d like a raise too while we are at it. However, none of that invalidates the point: you will be able to negotiate a higher wage if the free market value of your labor allows it.

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