Millennials have been especially hard-hit by the downturn, which is probably why so many people in this generation (like myself) regard capitalism with a level of suspicion that would have been unthinkable a decade ago. But that egalitarian impulse isn’t often accompanied by concrete proposals about how to get out of this catastrophe. Here are a few things we might want to start fighting for, pronto, if we want to grow old in a just, fair society, rather than the economic hellhole our parents have handed us.
1. Guaranteed Work for Everybody
Unemployment blows. The easiest and most direct solution is for the government to guarantee that everyone who wants to contribute productively to society is able to earn a decent living in the public sector.
This is a Millennial writer, so I’m not surprised that she comes across as ignorant, historically illiterate, self-entitled, incapable, and generally not very bright.
If she were none of these things, she might recall the implications of “From each according to his ability – to each according to his need,” an apporach which resulted in one of the worst economies of modern times, that of the Soviet Union, in which the long-running joke was “They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work.”
If we’re now permitting these superannuated juveniles to retain their status as overgrown infants well into their twenties, perhaps now is the time to raise the voting age to thirty,