And so it goes on ...
Head of Department of Justice Antitrust division goes the big name NYC law firm. This exemplifies why government regulations mostly help the Ruling Classes: those persons doing the regulating and enforcing want to collect on the big pay checks after leaving office.
Connecticut requires private employers to provide paid sick leave. Wonderful: another hidden tax on employers. Is there any wonder why jobs are scare?
Your author has gotten very jaded. The endless corruption - both explicit and implicit - in the Dark City and by the Ruling Class and the Media complicity in keeping it quiet are quite sickening. The social compact between the plain people and the managerial and professional classes is broken. For 40 years all the gains in productivity have been taken by the Ruling Classes on top and their enablers. The plain people have gotten no income gains.
The connection between a "job" and social benefits needs to be broken. America needs an political Alexander the Great to cut that Gordian Knot. Don't "reform" that relationship, simply totally slice it.
A job should simply be a job - pay for work.
Social shared benefits should be simply provided at a reasonable level. Face reality: America is not going to let people die on the streets either from illness or from starvation. America is a wealthy nation and should provide shared benefits on a universal, insurance style basis that exists from birth for all.
Pay for the shared benefits with a simple VAT or National Sales Tax. That system makes imports pay a fair share.
Word of the Day
"Dolor" - noun [$10] literary
Dolor means sorrow, distress.
Sentence: The plain people will continue to bear individual and collective dolor until a new social compact is created: clean away the cluttered, current system and adopt free fraternalism.