There is not enough discussion going on about the relationship between corporate growth and employee wages. The growth rate of wages seems to be a fraction of corporate growth as measured by the S&P 500. At some point in time corporations cared about their workers. Now, it seems that workers are replaceable just like parts in a car.
Companies across the board are fighting for consumer attention. From grocery stores to mobile phone apps businesses want their consumers to keep their product or service top of mind.
You can blame the e-commerce giant Amazon for the pain that some small businesses are feeling as a result of Amazon’s decision to offer standard free shipping on most orders.