August 7, 2015

WORRIED ABOUT YOUR PRIVILEGE? WANT TO BE TREATED LIKE AN ABUSED UNDERCLASS? START A BUSINESS!

Well, for those of you concerned about living down a similar life of privilege, I have a solution for you: start a business.  Doing so instantly converted me into a hated abused underclass.  Every government agency I work with treats me with a presumption of guilt — when I get called by the California Department of Labor, I am suddenly the young black man in St. Louis called out on the street by an angry and unaccountable cop**.  Every movie and TV show and media outlet portrays me as a villain.  Every failing in the economy is somehow my fault.   When politicians make a proposal, it almost always depends on extracting something by force from me — more wages for certain employees, more health care premiums, more hours of paperwork to comply with arcane laws, and always more taxes.

As the late George McGovern — and even Matt Yglesias(!) — discovered firsthand, when they learned just how difficult the socialist policies they espouse make life for a business owner.

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