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blackbootz  ·  397 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: GO FUND YOURSELF

I really don’t have much to say, but this is just a miserable state of affairs that claws at me.

The whole issue of “deservedness and worthiness” is particularly salient. It’s as if the human tendency to want to prevent freeloading—the agressive egalitarianism whereby those who hoard without contributing are rooted out—is misfiring. I imagine it’s why Reagan’s welfare queen took such a hold on the popular imagination.