High Seas wrote:
Deaf and blind dogs have to eat in order to stay alive - that's a minor detail eluding your otherwise brilliant financial analysis. Bachmann is right.
What makes you believe "staying alive" is the most meaningful thing to any human? Even a poor one? The poor should call this bluff and begin wilfully starving themselves to death rather than consent to be treated or thought of as "dogs."
In another thread I recently proposed an idea that would seriously improve the lives of many poor (like myself), who are NOT lazy or stupid, but merely lack the contextual view of their own talents that would allow them to see where in the economy they fit.
My thread advocated a form of "exploitation", but of a kind that would allow the worker to develop his/her full economic potential, and it did not advocate exploitation of the destructive, asset-stripping variety that has been proposed here.