Prager and the Problem of Sin
Dennis Prager goes after student protests in France over a measure which allows younger workers to be fired without cause within the first few years of employment. So he accuses students and by extension socialists, of a range of vices.
Prager takes it for granted that a company should not have certain obligations to their workers. This is the theme of the piece. To expect otherwise is petulance. He juxtaposes this with the US, where our workforce "fluidity" means lack of job security, health care, etc.
My question for Prager; is there any "oughts" when it comes to the economic sphere, where mutual obligations are entailed in this set of social relations? If the democrats are socialist, is there any sort of social expectations in the economic sphere?
If not, one is saying that the economic sphere is a place where there are no moral obligations. To take much of our nation's social relations outside of the moral sphere all together seems to be reflective of a sanguine view of how humans act to one another.
One last thing, the fight for freedom Prager lauds, misses two stories. A christian convert is set to be executed in Afghanistan. And gays are condemned to death in the region. Stating ideals doesn't change realities on the ground, again a failure in taking the human condition seriously. Corrected version 3/24