Even though I know it’s kind of a joke, this turns my stomach:
No one wants to hire an American worker anymore. Too expensive. Too prone to high medical bills. Too likely to sue. This entire blog item could easily be outsourced to a well-educated Google-adept blogger in Bangalore. (Maybe it was. How do you know?) (Because the Bangaloreans wouldn’t waste their time on a blog when they could make a lot more money doing high-level data analysis and remote medical diagnoses.)
When did Americans decide that other Americans were lazy ingrates? American workers are the most productive in the world (I realize this study is a few years old, but it’s the best one I could find and I doubt things have changed much on this front since 2007).
I realize this will get me in just as much trouble here as the times I’ve dared to criticize Saint Jon Stewart, but this is why I stopped watching “The Simpsons”. Some show about how American men are lazy screw-ups who don’t do their jobs? Fuck that. Give me “Roseanne”, which treats working people with the dignity they deserve.
I know where this self-hatred all comes from, it’s Galtian propaganda in defense of outsourcing and importing, and gutting unions and social programs. It’s depressing how widely accepted this propaganda has become.