Jeremy Snyder argues that employers have obligations to pay their workers a living wage if workers stand in relationships of dependence with their employers. I argue that Snyder’s argument for this conclusion faces a dilemma. Snyder can adopt either a descriptive or a moralized account of dependence. If Snyder adopts a descriptive account, then it is false that dependence activates obligations to pay a living wage. If Snyder endorses a moralized account of dependence, then Snyder’s argument is circular. So, Snyder’s argument fails to establish that employers have obligations to pay their workers a living wage.
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Hildago, Javier S. "Mployers Have Obligations to Pay Their Workers a Living Wage?" Business Ethics Journal Review 1, no. 11 (2013): 69-75. doi:http://businessethicsjournalreview.com/2013/04/10/hidalgo-on-snyder-on-paying-a-living-wage/.