There are a lot of very serious people who are saying that the 2016 election will be about the lack of wage growth over the last 2o to 30 years. Some will propose raising corporate taxes or adding a fee to the repatriation of funds. However, you should consider the benefits of using makerspace development as a vehicle for addressing the challenge of “wage stagnation.”
The fact that makerspace development can start small is the most important reason. You can start helping people before you even have a physical location. Makerspace Development starts with the act of building a fan base. The process is successful if members can put as little as a thousand dollars a month into their household budgets.
Anything that penalizes companies for doing business is a non-starter in the current political climate. Also, anything that limits a company’s ability to compete with either foreign or domestic competitors is a non-starter. And government actions like raising minimum wages are both ineffective and politically problematic.
Makerspace Development is a better option because it is predicated on personal responsibility. It is also community-based. Makerspace Development can’t be legislated from on high. A makerspace has to have robust community support in order to be viable. There is also no limit as to how the makerspace development process is funded.