Simpleminded solutions are neither simple nor minded. Naturally, they’re very popular. Getting to watch humanity revert into prehistoric caricatures at least makes sociology interesting. People don’t have money, so have we tried giving them some? Even cavemen would know that’s dumb.
Saying so might not make it happen, which is devastating to those who believe in the power of words. But at least the folly of thinking a Vox-crafted plan will function in reality proves hate speech isn’t a real issue.
Ending crime is as easy as tool restrictions. A maniac who decides to hurt others has to remember to behave first so he can pass a background check. Gun control presumes evil is contained by a shopping hassle. Just make it illegal, as that stops lawbreakers. That’s by definition.
Crabby critics note that a random criminal may not be bothered by a barrier that only makes it hard for the virtuous to pack heat. Good luck stopping human atrocity with a magazine restriction. It is what the regulation claims.
Insurance for all sounds great. I know a few of those people, and some of them are okay. But the hardest way to provide it is by demanding companies sell it. Those who notice a guarantee by diktat actually makes coverage shoddy are calmly and rationally deemed heartless.
We can’t dare meddle with an imperious restriction on freedom and currency. A rule from 2010 that’s done to universal coverage what Young Sheldon has to comedy must stay, but only if we want to pretend we care.
Why do you want to take affordable sweet coverage away from orphaned widows? Sure, I wouldn’t associate efficiency with our dumb government any more than I would compassion. But giving everyone things seems nice. Nothing makes items valuable like handing them out as if they were iPhone 5s in the queue outside the Apple Store.
Explaining how reactions work leads to too much rebounding. People could buy their own plans from competitors desperate for business. They might use money that shows up in workers’ pockets once Washington stops bleeding them in that vampiric style which doesn’t seem to be improving our color. But it’s kinder to take away much and give a little back in return.
Why can’t the government buy our things? Also, you can drive to places faster if you don’t stop for gas. Spreading money all around is one way to make it less valuable. Sure, something seems fishy about handing out cash like scripts in Harvey Weinstein’s hotel room. Still, how can the paper we use to buy things change in value itself? Now that’s voodoo economics.
Forget trying to note that free markets are negotiations where each side watches its own interests. Distortion is the primary method for Washington giving us things. The purported deals are as bad as the misperception.
You figured workers could have their best shot at self-sufficiency if they were allowed to make anything they could from bosses desperate for good help. You did so because you somehow profit off starved corpses. Do you get a sawbuck for every one you throw in Dick Cheney’s furnace?
Economics is the study of giving everyone money. How else would we get rich? Prosperity is simply a matter of bribing people to not be poor. At least, it better be, as it’s been a bipartisan strategy for decades. The fact it’s taking this long may not be an encouraging sign.
Everyone wants human progress and dignity. Of course, that excludes bloodthirsty Republicans who want the poor to suffer out of contemptuous sadism. The presumption that political foes are pro-sadness has increased the cheeriness quotient in an era that was already known for amicableness. I’m totally enjoying finger-wagging from the same people whose policies cause the trauma they claim to oppose. The hypocrisy is a nice distraction.
Everything works out but the results. Zero-sum beliefs never account for human behavior, which is like Abe Lincoln’s security guard checking everything except lunatic Southern actors. Childish math kills motivation. If one person has eight dollars while another has two, taking and giving until both have five bucks may not create the desired placidity. What we need is a government brave enough to give them each 10. Nobody thought of anything so wise before because it’s too obvious.