Minimum flow rate minimum pay
The problem with minimum pay is the Iron Law of Wages is that everything leads to 0 over time. Imagine a flexible pricing system where the pricing is set to set a minimum break even for the supplier
Companies want to minimize costs but people need enough to eat and Pay their costs. And costs don't stay the same over time.
Max(min(break_even, Min(cost)), acceptable_price)
Why not define a calculation that uses a constraint satisficing engine to increase prices automatically until break even is reached.
So everyone is guaranteed to eat.
Pricing is therefore reflexive, distributive and businesses survive by default and recursive.