minimum wage should absolutely be raised. i'm 17 and i make more money than most people working with the minimum wage bc i get paid above it. if every workplace paid as well as mine does, full-time adult workers would be getting the pay they need.
Finland has achieved the lowest child poverty in the world through a mix of family-friendly policies that balance work and life <-- Do they speak English, because this sounds like a great place to raise kids?
Businesses are corporations who are allowed to ship American jobs to other countries by the thousands so in America the same corporation can spend less and the worker expects less because GOOD JOBS are scarce and competitors for the same job are many.