This video is pretty entertaining. Ami Horowitz interviewed New York millennials, asking about their views on the all-important question of income equality. Actually, anyone who thinks about the subject for two minutes should be able to figure out that a society without income inequality would scarcely be worth living in. But these people are without a clue.
Horowitz continues with questions about Venezuela, where starving people are fighting over dead rats. New York millennials (the ones in the video, anyway) claim to believe that poverty is a small price to pay for socialism. My guess, though, is that a few days of eating dead rats for dinner–if they’re lucky–would change their views on socialism. Here it is:
My one quibble is the assumption that Venezuela exemplifies income equality along with socialism. In fact, relatives and friends of the Chavez/Maduro regime have made off with billions while the majority went hungry. Socialism always leads to this kind of stark inequality. As I wrote at the link:
[T]hat is what socialism is all about: great wealth and power for a handful, poverty and humiliation for the vast majority.