- Jun 2014
This, I think is the crux of the issue. Call me a pessimist, but, for me, this is impossible. There has always been and always will be people who will live off of the fruits of others work. It's one thing to keep a grown adult child, who is your own, in the spare bedroom because he/she chooses not work. It's another thing to keep strangers, on a constant basis, because they think they are too good to work - at least at the rate or the job, including work hours, the market dictates. If you can determine how to make the system immune to freeloaders you deserve a Nobel Prize my friend.Yes, my friend, yes: that's an axiom, and we have to understand it was always there, it's there and it will always will.
There's an old Arab saying: "better young, healthy and rich than old, ill and poor"
IMHO, we do not have to dismiss the model because there are people trying to abuse it. We have to make the model "imune" to abusers. Working only for the "fair ones".
You know, the water and the baby in the bathtub ...