Young people ‘nothing to live for’

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As many as three quarters of a million young people in the UK may feel that they have nothing to live for, a study for the Prince’s Trust charity claims.

Eli Levine‘s insight:


Whoever called the unemployed life a “hammock” has never had to live in the “hammock” before.

It’s not fun being disengaged with society.  It’s not fun feeling like you’re just mooching off of society to the tune of no money.  It’s no fun having plans diverted, hopes dashed and dreams deferred.

Yet this is the model of growth that conservatives support.  It’s nothing but deferential treatment for a handful of already rich and powerful people who can afford to have whatever life they choose while leaving everyone else behind to fight over the scraps.  It’s antithetical to liberty, and a grave moral violation of human principles that is far worse than the surface stuff that conservatives complain so loudly about.

Yet we still listen to them, when this is what they consistently and constantly have produced?

Think about it.

Because we, the people, help produce the effects that we actually realize.  And it’s insanely sad that we line up for this abuse at all, rather than seek alternatives when the progressives fail at what they should be doing.  Policy is nothing more than a technical field.  There are real consequences to real actions.  Why not marry the two into one?

Think about it.

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