1. I don't know, we gave banks trillions of dollars and they didn't seem very motivated to lend. Either way, motivation does not seem to exist. Given that, we may as well simply take away their money.
2. I imagine the pressure isn't as great as it is for the individuals they laid off, who get no severance and were already living paycheck to paycheck.
3. A lifestyle free from want is pretty great. One would think in a humanist society, that would be the bedrock of any conception of rights.
1. But I feel like we are continuing to separate the executive from the worker. This is only true part of the time. Imagine the owner of, say, a $50 million dollar direct to consumer business, like selling iPhone cases or something. You better believe that guy is working his ass off. He isn't going around in private jets with butlers and shit. He makes a very decent, and well-deserved, living. Why should he not reap the benefits of his hard work?
2. As heartless as it sounds, it's the truth, the company you work for is not responsible for you. They are not responsible for your spending habits, your saving habits, or your lifestyle. Now, companies would be competitive in an employee market if they offered things like 401k matching and health care, but this certainly isn't an employee market.
3. A lifestyle free from want? Does that jive with human nature? Don't we always want more?