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Is Business Responsible for Your Well-Being?

Business isn’t naturally responsible for the well-being of anyone, nor is it responsible for finding ways to make people productive.

It tends to incidentally achieve this end, but it is not out of obligation, but rather due to the perception of mutual advantage, something which is sought consensually by free and independent parties.

Rather, it is the responsibility of the parents, then later the mature offspring, to care for the individual. Bringing a life form into this world entitles it to nothing beyond the mere opportunity to survive of its own might, or in some cases to decidedly reject it.

The failures of such human experiments can then justifiably be traced back to a failure of individual adaptability, or one of incompatibility with the given environment, or that of parental capacity to ensure survival of their offspring.

It is neither the assumed failure of business nor the dearth of identifiable employment options which is to blame.

This is all too often the game played by grandstanding demagogues of the Left who condition the masses to expect so much from fabricated abstractions that are composed of nothing more than sheer human beings.

For this reason, champions of the Left, such as Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton, avoid naming names and instead point to meaningless generalities, such as faceless corporate entities, broad-brush demographics, hyperbolized personality types, socioeconomic caricatures, tenuous moral absolutes, and unprovable reports of endemic wrongdoings.

When pressed, the core of their untenable argument begins to leak out profusely, unveiling itself as nothing more than ornately-dressed envy and disappointment.

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