Worker productivity is up by 80 percent and wages have increased 30 percent in the last 40 years. Adjusting for inflation minimum wage should be 10 dollars an hour.
IF you increase wages people will have money to spend and demand will increase and more jobs will be created by demand.
You say oh we just need to increase demand.......... okay good idea except you got nothing to do it with except words.
People are living pay check to pay check and barely able to pay for the basics you think thats a buying economy.
We had the biggest growth after WWII when the middle class rose with wages.