“People Don’t Want to Work Anymore!”: A Explanation of One of the Oldest Canards

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“People don’t want to work anymore!”

How many times have you heard someone exclaim that?

At least once probably, most likely in the past two years, from a fiscally secure conservative over 50.

We started hearing it a lot during the pandemic after Congress passed the CARES Act



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Ted Millar

Ted Millar


Ted Millar is a teacher, poet, and political writer for Liberal America and the Left Place blog on Substack: https://theleftplace.substack.com/.