A note on a scandal

A politician was recorded saying that where employers are unwilling to hire disabled people at the national minimum wage, perhaps the government should step in and make up the difference. This caused outrage.

State socialists called for the politician to be sacked for being so disgustingly prejudiced. What the government should be doing – instead of demonising people – is stepping in to make up the difference where employers are unwilling to hire the disabled at the national minimum wage.

Disabled rights groups and charities demanded an apology from the politician, and suggested he might consider offering his resignation. What the government should be doing – instead of demonising people – is stepping in to make up the difference where employers are unwilling to hire the disabled at the national minimum wage.

Members of influential “free market” think tanks appeared on TV and radio to offer qualified defenses of the politician, and lay out the “free market” approach to the problem: the government should step in to make up the difference where employers are unwilling to hire the disabled at the national minimum wage. This, too, caused outrage.

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One thought on “A note on a scandal

  1. I’ve read that by the time Hitler came along in Germany it was a matter of “do you want the Fascists or the Communists?”. Even the thought of (classical) liberalism had long since departed the minds of Germans.

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