The free market is providing small business with all sorts of alternatives to “being forced to pay more for something” – in this case, minimum marketable skill – “than they would normally pay”. In this case, a coffee shop that operates entirely on the honor system.
Would it work in, say, Minneapolis? Of course not.
But could the idea put some people out of work – people who haven’t yet developed a skill worth $8-9 an hour – in places like Watertown? Mazeppa? Albert Lea?
Say “Thanks, Uncle Ryan Winkler!”