OK, let's go with this. You stress education. You're 100% successful and everyone gets a master's degree. Now, who works at Walmart? And how much do lawyers and engineers and nurses make now that there are millions and millions more that have the training? Supply and demand.
Flip side. The government sets minimum wage at $30K per year. What happens to the economy then? Retailers have to boost prices and employers have to start paying lawyers, nurses, engineers, and everyone else more and more. Suddenly $30K isn't enough to live on, so the government has to boost minimum wage once again.