Jon Stewart provided a clinic in economics and morality for Fox News’ Stuart Varney. Last month Pope Francis excoriated unfettered capitalism and trickle-down economics. He called it the ‘New Tyranny’. It is obvious that would put many on the Right into an utter state of hysteria. Rush Limbaugh went into a state of hyperventilation. Fox News did not know what to do. Last week they were all about the President abrogating church rights. What about now?
Turns out Jon Stewart wondered if he could get an argument against
the minimum wage. Of course he turned to Fox News Stuart Varney. Varney
did not disappoint. Varney asked Juan Williams for an economic argument
for the minimum wage increase not based on need to feed a family or emotion. Really?
That baffled Jon Stewart. “That is the type of statement that is
usually followed by the dead business partner and the ghost of Christmas
past, present, and future. Alright. Alright. We have heard the
argument that you need it to feed your family. Fine, I’ve got that.
Let’s hear the argument treating it as if you are not human,” he said.
Stuart Varney then asks Juan Williams to make a moral judgment as to whether someone without a diploma or right out of school deserves $15.00
an hour. Of course Varney never asks one to makes a moral judgment as
to whether a plutocrat should be making millions while drinking tea at
his pool. He never asks one to make the moral judgment of a CEO making
over 300 times his workers’ wages for doing little. He does not ask one
to make a moral judgment of a system that rewards capital more so than
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