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No More Work? Now What’ll We Do?

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We’re hearing a lot of talk about a “post-work world” where everybody gets free money from the government and doesn’t have to work. This is the trend, they say. This is what’s ahead for us, like it or not.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/07/world-without-work/395294/

I was reading an article in The Atlantic, “A World Without Work,” and it was holding my interest until about a third of the way through, when I crashed into this quote.

“With the right government provisions… the end of wage labor will allow for a golden age of well being.”

Honk if you’ve ever heard anything stupider than that.

Hey, sunshine–what if we wind up with the wrong government provisions?

And right or wrong, what are people supposed to do if they don’t work anymore? Write symphonies? Cowboy poetry? Or maybe just lie around getting high and maybe a spot of adultery, if they can summon up the oomph for it. Oh–and where’s the money supposed to come from, to pay all these people who aren’t ever going to work again?

But then we already know what happens when government promises a golden age. If you don’t know that, how would you like to buy a one-way ticket to Venezuela?


How to Wreck What’s Left of Our Civilization

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It hasn’t made California rich, has it?

Now you can’t even stop at the Bing home page without getting hit over the head with Far Left Crazy propaganda. Yesterday it was some gonk in The Atlantic with “The Case for Getting Rid of Borders” (https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/10/get-rid-borders-completely/409501/).

He argues that abolition of national borders will make everyone in the world prosperous–nothing to rev up an economy like a wave of unassimilating, chip-on-the-shoulder aliens with values diametrically opposed to the host country’s: but what am I saying? The whole idea is for there to be no countries!

Hmm… If that were true, wouldn’t California now be the richest state in the union, instead of the poorest?

But the real stumbling block is the one the gonk never got around to mentioning.

If all the borders are erased, who’s gonna be in charge?

Do I even need to suggest what a nightmare that would be? I am assuming that if you are wicked or foolish or crazy enough to desire a global government, you’re probably not reading this. Is there anyone so infantile as to gaze trustingly at any vision of world government and mutter, “Yeah! This’ll work”?

God defend us.


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