I don't believe the system should be about spending the least per capita, but rather providing the highest level of service without placing the burden entirely on public coffers or fixing prices and nationalizing (and thus determining the compensation of) highly skilled professions such as doctors and nurses.Among first world nations Switzerland is still 4th with us, belgium and France ahead of them. I don't know about belgium but France provides a huge amount of stuff and both of those nations are only about a percentage point of GDP above Switzerland.
The decline of purchasing power is inflation. Can this be made any more clear?Absolute value is pointless. If we create the minimum wage to keep standard of living up the only thing that matters in this discussion is the purchasing power.
Don't you see how continually increasing the minimum wage causes inflation? In order to perpetually keep minimum wage as a livable wage you'd have to increase it every year at an accelerating rate to keep ahead of it.There are more factors at play here, we both know this.