Friday, February 14, 2014

Krugman on the dignity of work

Now that the CBO has destroyed the regressive myth that Obamacare will destroy jobs, the regressives have shifted to another myth, that it will destroy the dignity of work. Krugman destroys that specious rationalization (aka bullshit). It is not dignity to work in a shit job that pays you less than you can afford to live, only hanging on to it so that you can keep your health insurance, if you're lucky enough to get even that. Obamacare frees us--yes freedom--from that sort of indentured job lock. And it puts added pressure on the assholes that maintain such slave labor jobs to raise the minimum wage and increase their benefit packages to keep employees, since many are free to finally tell them what they've wanted to all along: Take that job and shove it. The latter is giving dignity back to the worker. And employers now having to raise wages and benefits is giving dignity back to worker. Keeping them enslaved to the nonexistent largesse of greedy employers is not in any way dignity.

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