Capitalism works because it incentivizes people to reach their potential. In that way, evolution itself is based on proper incentives that reward successful behavior.
Remember that as the left starts making more radical proposals like the one Rham Emanuel just did – he wants to pay struggling Chicago residents 1 grand a month.
If the city could afford it, if there were proper incentives in place, and if the Democrats did not have a history of horrific results in similar social experiments (see public housing which robbed generations of the chance to build wealth) this may be worth investigating.
But none of those are true which means this will end in a predictable liberal disaster.
Look, the natural order of life is best reflected in capitalism and democracy. They are not perfect systems but they are better than any other we have.
We are a generous people but we have to demand results – if the Democrats demanded results from their policies, not just use them to secure votes, our inner cities would not be the absolute mess they are.
Further, African American activists are just now detailing how lack of opportunities to purchase homes and accrue wealth has had a devastating effect on minority communities.
Redlining and other bad actions helped disenfranchise minorities but so did government programs gone awry.
Imagine if the feds had allowed people to own public housing in some sort of rent to own system rather than take the handout… how much real wealth would have been created?
A task force created by outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommended Friday that the city government pay “struggling” residents upwards of $1,000 per month as part of a universal income program.
“Some Chicago families could start collecting a $1,000 check every month with no strings attached. That’s the new proposal from a task force created by Mayor Emanuel,” writes ABC Chicago.
The program would initially give $1,000 per month to 1,000 residents and study whether the proposal would help “break the cycle of poverty.”
“Supporters say people could use the extra cash to cover unexpected emergencies, increase their savings and improve their health,” adds the article.