March 26, 2014

AT THE ONION, MORE HARD-NEWS-AS-PARODY: Single Mother Hogging 2 Jobs. “What about the rest of us? How are we supposed to find a steady source of income while she’s collecting two separate paychecks and racking up as many as 80 hours a week? Some jerks only think of themselves and their three kids.”

In Jerry Pournelle’s future history, which is increasingly like our own, the administration of Greg Tolland’s People’s Alliance, which Obama’s increasingly resembles, introduces a “One Job Per Family” policy. The Onion’s parody is a shadow of that possible future.