Continuing our examination of Jesse Myerson’s idle brain farts, as published by Rolling Stone, we come to the second of his “Five Economic Reforms Millenials Should Be Fighting For.”
“2. Social Security for All.” No, he doesn’t mean SS benefits. So you don’t accuse me of creating a straw man, let him explain it in his own words.
“[A]s much as unemployment blows, so do jobs. What if people didn’t have to work to survive? Enter the jaw-dropping simple idea of a universal basic income…” It’s simple, all right. You sit around playing video games, and the government deposits $10,000 in your bank account. Because Mr. Myerson is an ignoramus, he doesn’t address the question of where that money is to come from.
He goes on to quote a professor, some academic dolt, who explains that, instead of work, this government bounty will give its recipients “time to cultivate new needs for pleasure, activities, passions… that exceed the options of working and saving, producing and accumulating.” Amen, echoes Myerson: this will “make participation in the labor force truly voluntary.”
Myerson has this forum in Rolling Stone because he was a leader in Occupy Wall Street. This tells us two things about him. 1. He is college-educated, and 2. he is a college-educated imbecile. How much public money has been spent to “educate” him? All that time and effort, and this is what we get?
Am I alone in seeing in these notions something that more than quietly smacks of deep immorality? Not to mention danger.
Hello! Who is going to keep on working if all around him he sees lazy brain-dead sods being paid for doing nothing?
Oh, they won’t be lazy! No–they’ll be using their unlimited free time to explore new passions.
Like I said–dangerous. Wicked, inane, and dangerous.