Two comments: Some people have the personality trait of needing to be the moral judge of everyone else. When you read objections to a living-wage minimum wage you see them. “You’re too stupid and unskilled to deserve that much money” is their position — The Real Reason Many Conservatives Hate A Living-Wage Minimum Wage

True believers justify economic systems that don’t work by blaming the failure on the people who just don’t act the way they should. The communists will tell you Communism was great but that it was being sabotaged by the selfish people who didn’t accept the system.

Conservatives will tell you that things would be perfect if only the “lazy” people would become more like Horatio Alger, in other words, adopt the conservative’s value set. It’s all nonsense, of course.

— David Grace

Graduate of Stanford University & U.C. Berkeley Law School. Author of 17 novels and over 200 Medium columns on Economics, Politics, Law, Humor & Satire.

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