Just what I said: there are 10,000 people in a town, but only enough wages to support 7,500 people.Maybe I missed something, but how does not being able to move kill people? Are you saying that not having enough money to move kills people? If yes, how (give an example)? and if not, its not a right to life issue.
I'm not really talking about the issue of minimum wage anymore, since the debate has moved onto just what the "right to life" means.
Someone mentioned a mining town that goes bust, so let's continue with that one. The town was formed in a hot, dry, desolate, isolated location. The citizens of the town live entirely on imported food and water, because there certainly isn't enough local resources to keep them alive. (Let's ignore other things, like electricity)
The only real influx of money comes in the form of money paid to the miners by the mining corporation -- the town never blossomed to the point where it could become economically stable without the mining corporation, and very little comes from outside sources.
So, (very) indirectly, all food and water is afforded by the wages paid by the mining corporation. However, the mine goes bust and most of miners are laid off.
So, now you have a situation where there is little to no influx of money, but the only way any of these people can survive is to purchase food and drink from the outside. Obviously, this won't work for long, so the only options are move or die, and if you can't afford to move...