Pet theory: all conservatives should have to spend a year living off a minimum-wage job. All progressives should have to stake their future on profitably running a low-wage business for a year
Think of this every time I see "Businesses could find workers if they just paid more!"
— Megan McArdle (@asymmetricinfo) June 4, 2021
Virtually every Conservative I know had a minimum wage job, and it was usually a gross as hell, go home filthy at the end of the shift, back-breaking, job.
I hauled construction materials around in the burning Florida sun and emptied restaurant grease traps.
The difference between Conservatives and Progressives is that the Conservatives said: “this job sucks, I’m going to work hard, gain skills, and earn myself a position where I don’t have to do this sort of shit for this little money.”
Progressives said: “this job sucks, I’m going to protest so that the government tells my boss to pay me more.”
It’s not that Conservatives have never worked a minimum wage job, it’s just that we know that a minimum wage job is supposed to be a first rung on a ladder to success, not a career.
Her precept is wrong.