Anonymous said: I'm often told that people would be lazy if people are guaranteed free food and water in a Socialist type of society. What would you have to say about that?
I think it’s a reversal of the question: How many lazy capitalists like hedge-fund managers contribute nothing to the collective good of society while fleecing the rest of us of shelter, food, and water? There is something deeply troubling about the idea that in order to qualify my existence on this planet I must prove my worth by producing commodities, that somehow if I don’t I should not eat. Socialists are not lazy. We want to control the fruits of our labor, including the food we produce for the capitalist class.