http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/16/imf-minimum-wage_n_5499420.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063 Thoughts? This does make a good point, the US of A is one of the few developed countries with such a low wage for its working class citizens, the report also points that America is one of the only developed countries that does not invest in infrastructure either. You also need to take into account that in many of those countries, citizens do not need to worry about massive student or medical debt. But we to rank number 1 in random meaningless wars, military spending, and mass incarceration! And violence in the developed world! Go USA!