The Conservatives’ Core Philosophy In 300 Words

They Don’t Actually Believe What You May Think They Do

In Italics Below Are The Principles At The Heart Of The Conservatives’ Social Philosophy

You should have been born smart enough and clever enough to figure out on your own how to be successful without needing a family to support you and train you to perform a living-wage job.

  • You’re willing to pay their training costs so that they can get a living-wage job where they can earn enough to pay their own way.
  • Train them so that they’re qualified to perform the available living wage jobs, or
  • Subsidize their food, housing and medical care, or
  • Have a society where at least twenty percent of the population can’t feed itself, house itself, or have access to medical care.
  • That rather than shifting the cost of feeding, housing, and providing medical care to the government and ultimately to the taxpayers, employers, not taxpayers, should pay the costs of feeding, housing and providing medical care to America’s workers via living wage jobs for everyone++.
  • Like every other business expense, employers factor the cost of labor into the price of their products, which means that their customers would directly pay the costs of providing for workers’ food, housing and medical care instead of taxpayers indirectly paying those costs through tax-supported public assistance programs.
  • Keep public assistance programs for those who truly cannot work.

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+Where will these guaranteed jobs come from, you ask? I offer my answer here: A Guaranteed Minimum Income Is The Wrong Answer To The Right Question. The Solution To The Shortage Of Living-Wage, Low-Skilled Jobs Is Publicly-Funded, Non-Profit Corporations That Will Pay A Living Wage



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David Grace

Graduate of Stanford University & U.C. Berkeley Law School. Author of 16 novels and over 400 Medium columns on Economics, Politics, Law, Humor & Satire.