Let them starve. They deserve to, and it’s good business.

I’m not going to rant, because doing so would exhaust me while leaving these jackasses unscathed. But I am going to point out that Dickens villains did not fade away with the Victorian era. They aren’t even fictional. They’re flesh and blood. And today in the USA they get elected to statewide office and write opinion pieces for the Harvard Business Review.

First: Tennessee lawmaker wants to tie welfare benefits to children’s grades.

Campfield’s legislation, filed Thursday, would “require the reduction of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) payments for parents or caretakers of TANF recipients whose children fail to maintain satisfactory progress in school.” TANF is more commonly referred to as welfare.

Under Campfield’s bill, welfare recipients would face a loss of benefits if their children showed poor academic performance.

Because, when children come from families in economic distress, the Dickensian thing to do if they struggle in school is to punish them by making it even harder for their families to pay for food and rent.

This next dipwad is trying to shill his management consultancy services to rich corporations. And I fear that plenty of people will like the advice he offers in the Harvard Business Review: Seven Rules for Managing Creative People.

I’ll just highlight this “Rule”:

5. Pay them poorly.

Because, according to this genius, “The more you pay people to do what they love, the less they will love it.”

What a perfect excuse to put people in penury and hoard the rewards of their talent for yourself.

Sorry, but this “creative” is signing off with a gesture I don’t want to describe.

3 responses to “Let them starve. They deserve to, and it’s good business.

  1. This seems to be an awful trend in our country. Any suggestions how we reverse this trend?

    • Vote. Speak up. Join a union. Write to your congressional or state representative. Remember the Golden Rule. Join the hundreds of people who have written scathing sarcastic comments on the article in the Harvard Business Review. Those alone give me hope that all is not lost.

      • I do vote religiously, and I contact my legislators. I am a proud member of American Federation of Teachers, and before, I was a proud member of AFSCME. And I live in Illinois, where public unions have been constantly under attack. Currently they are trying to gut our pensions. I will look up the Harvard article. But especially after the last election, when people seem to only want theirs, and to hell with anyone else, it has been very discouraging.

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