Short of making the most difficult economic changes, however, there is the matter that even blue-dog Democrats ought to be able to handle without flinching: establishing the government as employer of last resort.[…]
There is no natural rate of unemployment. But there is a natural – that is, fundamental – right to work. The social and economic costs of unemployment – lost income, crime, broken families, physical and mental health problems, interrupted educations, shattered retirements, social unrest – ought to be plenty to make providing full employment a slam dunk for politicians supposedly in tune with their constituents.
Why, it’s simply beyond the boundaries of polite discussion! The government employing everyone? Silly reactionary, don’t you know that socialism only exists when the state does everything?
Once again, Meteor Blades demonstrates he knows jack shit about economics.