Powerline notes that last month, more Americans went on disability than found jobs, and makes some observations about the future trajectory of our great republic:
What should we make of an ever-healthier country that produces a steadily growing number of citizens who think their best option is to be disabled? This is a financial problem; a political problem; but above all, a cultural problem.
Karl Marx’s slogan for communism was, “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” Which sounds great on paper. But when you set up a society like that, is it better to be able, or needy? Clearly, Americans are finding their own answer to that.