Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, during his Harvard Commencement Speech said;
“Every generation expands its definition of equality. Now it’s time for our generation to define a new social contract. We should have a society that measures progress not by economic metrics like GDP but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure everyone has a cushion to try new ideas.”
Personally I think it’s dangerous to be filling our graduate’s minds with the idea that the government should just give everyone a basic living wage… especially when there is nothing expected of them in return.
We’re raising a generation of lazy uninspired idealistic morons who think income equality and universal health care are a realistic basis toward building some sort of utopia socialist society. Its times like this that we should remember the words of Margaret Thatcher when she said, “The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”
In a recent article published by U.S. News on the current conditions in Venezuela Andres Malave wrote;
Socialism deprives individual choice and crushes ambition in pursuit of a uniform, unfulfilling and arbitrary definition of “equality.” And it does all of this in the name of “the greater good.”
But as we can see, absent individuals’ motivation and the productivity necessary to sustain it, that standard of equality deteriorates until there are no resources left to redistribute.
You would think people as smart as Mark Zuckerberg would learn from the failing socialist experiments happening in other parts of the world and stop filling the minds of our youth with ideas that have devastating results.