[guest post by Dana]
For your consideration: a little strawman from a Bloomberg opinion writer:
Me: Salaries should be more equal.
Rightists: No, because salaries are based on productivity.
Me: So what determines productivity?
Me: So you think we can incentivize people to have higher IQ by paying them more?
Rightists: No, IQ is innate.
— Noah Smith 🐇 (@Noahpinion) August 5, 2020
Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard anyone on the right say that it is IQ that determines productivity??
The writer is essentially and inaccurately positing that “rightists” believe that individuals with high IQs can’t be non-productive, deadweight layabouts and that individuals with low IQs can’t be productive even if they have a solid work ethic, self-discipline, and a sense of responsibility, pride, and purpose.
And that’s just to start with…”rightists” claiming salary should be based on “productivity”??
Anyway, the tweet reminded me to give a shout-out to the No Limits Cafe, whose mission is to “EMPOWER adults with intellectual disabilities by providing jobs and job training to help them lead fulfilling lives within our community and to increase awareness of their potential.” Wut??? This is just crazy, am I right??!!!