My general view of liberal and left welfarist proposals is pretty much the same as my view of conventional conservative and libertarian “tax cut” proposals. Medicare for All is not something I am going to go to the barricades for (whether in support or opposition) but I wouldn’t consider it to be any more state-centric than the current state-capitalist/corporatist healthcare system. I generally view public assistance or proposals like the UBI to be a form of reparations which is the same way I view tax reductions. I suppose I would openly favor what most Americans implicitly favor anyway, which would be an increase in social assistance payments and a decrease in taxes. Fiscal conservatives will respond by saying, “But the government will go broke and collapse!” Uh, yeah, that’s the end game. And a mass strike against modern plantations and sweatshops like WalMart, McDonald’s, and Amazon sounds wonderful.
Categories: Economics/Class Relations