I think anyone's labour is worth rather more than the minimum wage.
we clean our own house
Only one of those can be true.
They are mutualy exclusive statements.
Either you think its worthwhile to pay someone £8 an hour to clean your home, and you do so
, or you do not feel it is worthwhile, and you do not do so
You do not think it would be worthwhile to pay someone £8 an hour to clean your home, this is evidenced by the fact that you do not pay someone to clean your home.
You might think its the "Fair Price", but by your own actions, demonstrate you yourself are unwilling to pay this supposedly fair price.
Biff, for all his protestations, does not value my next door neighbours labour at £8 an hour, I know this, because he does not employ her.
But not only that, he consigns her to unemployment and perpetual poverty, so *he* can feel moraley vindicated.
If I cleaned someone else's house I would expect to earn £8/hour.
This is the counter arguement.
You would expect more than £8 an hour to clean someone elses home, we know your labour as a house cleaner is not worth more than £8 an hour, because, you do not clean homes.
If you can't earn enough to live on when working full time, something is wrong with the system (and by live on, I mean the minimum required for basic needs).
I'm not stopping you employing every NEET in the country and paying them any sum equal to or above the minimum wage. Yet for some reason, you do not.