"The End Point of the Welfare State"

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.