Millennials Deserve a Taste of Communism – Just So They’d Know What They’re Really Asking For
Bill Quick

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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,

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Millennials Deserve a Taste of Communism – Just So They’d Know What They’re Really Asking For — 7 Comments

  1. The practical statement is “From each (peasant) according to his ability – to each (politician) according to his need.”

    Of course it works this way. Communism, Socialism, Progressivism, Fascism, Statism are all systems run by loyal party members and politicians.

    A religious tinge appears in the pronouncement “The peasants of today may have to suffer a bit so that the peasants of tomorrow can enjoy a better life.”

    The flavor of this is in ObamaCare. You may have to lose your filthy, individual health plan today so that all of the peasants can enjoy a wonderful health plan in the future. The politicians of today and tomorrow have their own health plans, thank you very much.

  2. I have lefty friends on FB advocating indefinite unemployment benefits and forever foodstamps. Arguing economics, history and reality is a waste of time. At least I know what it’s like living in Idiocracy now.