http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/09/14/15-now-seatac/ Obviously, a bit of bias from this site, but let's discuss what's going on up there. Is there more to this story that we're not seeing? 9 months in, and it doesn't seem like the city has shut down. Seattle Times Obviously, as with any big change, there will be a few casualties. That's to be expected. But if it brings about a total greater good, wouldn't it be worth it? Now, I'm not suggesting everywhere go to $15 as a minimum wage. I think that's a pretty big hike to make all at once. I also realize that this was a fairly small area. But that brings up an interesting point: SeaTac did a massive, and immediate increase to their minimum wage, and there was no big negative impact. So, why would incremental smaller increases cause devastation in the rest of the country?