Thom Hartmann, prog radio talker, has Adrian Moore, VP for Policy from the Reason Foundation, on his show. Basically, what Mr. Moore says is that some people should – should – work hard all their lives and have nothing but suffering and anxiety to show for it (my words, his opinion):
“[W]hy should every job pay enough to live on? The whole idea of a diverse economy is that there are many, many, many jobs on which you can make a living, and there are many jobs which are not intended — they’re at the bottom of the scale — they’re not jobs you’re supposed to be able to live on . . . When you’re unskilled, you should not expect to be able to make a living off of your ordinary day’s labor.”
The “why should/should not” part is particularly mind-boggling. Sez who? Whose “whole idea?” Ayn Rand? Ebenezer Scrooge (before the conversion)?