Their dollar is not equal to our dollar. their unemployment is that low because people have left the country. Of course they measure it by people ACTIVELY looking for a job. How does one determine a living wage? What factors go into it? If this was the purpose of the minimum wage in the first place why does it need to be increased? Why did prices go up from its inception to now? It wasn't because of the increase in profits. The "Living Wage" has not worked yet. Wealth does not simply accumulate at the top. Its not like there is a tower of gold at the HQ of every major corporation. This money is re invested. Usually wisely. Or the company expands. That is why there is a Starbucks on every other corner. They provide jobs not the government.