Objectivists think they create everything and that the grunts and poor are parasites. They don't recognize that all parts of society are integral to the creation of wealth. They arrogantly treat workers as cogs to their personal machines, failing to recognize that without workers their wealth becomes nonexistant. Objectivists truly believe they alone have created their wealth and so don't want others to reap benefits, except what they toss them for bones.
I've seen nobody put forth this notion, but you. <straw dog alert!>
The question is not whether society functions at some level based on the interdependence of all within that society, but whether society can function well if you remove or drastically diminish the incentives for the creation of wealth.
I note that the Greens would guarantee a jo to anyone who wants one, at a proposed wage of roughly twice the current federal minimum. I have a few questions I'd love answered:
1) Will the Greens guarantee people their choice of jobs? If not, under what circumstances will they deny someone a job that person wants?
2) Will the Greens lower the wages of some in order to raise the wages of others?
3) What will the Greens do with an individual who does not want a job?
Anyone got a Green answer for me on these? (Not your personal opinion, but some Green Party source?)