I think a perfect example of the price of a good or service being a function of what the market will bear and not of wages is the price of gas. Remember when the price of a gallon of gas went above $4.00? Everybody said the price will never go below $4.00, and most likely will continue to raise. But the price did go down. Why? The market could not bear the high prices, so the market (the consumers/customers) changed their behaviors by carpooling,using public transportation, etc. because people could not afford the high price of gas. For the corporations it is about making as much profit as they can and screw labor.