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Rolling Stone's Sad "5 Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For"


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Nick Gillespie

Jan. 4, 2014


All of Twitter is a-buzzing like a hummingbird's wings about a new, incredibly stupid article in Rolling Stone by Jesse A. Myerson.

Titled "Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should be Fighting For," here's the list for those of you in a hurry (the explanatory chatter accompanying each entry doesn't make them any more convincing).


1. Guaranteed Work for Everybody


2. Social Security for All


3. Take Back The Land


4. Make Everything Owned by Everybody


5. A Public Bank in Every State





That last tweet gives you a sense of Myerson's quality of thought (the "#FULLCOMMUNISM" in his Twitter bio gives you a sense of his political commitments). There's even a #StandWithJesse hashtag, which seems to be equal parts attaboys and flames (e.g. "#StandWithJesse is an ableist hashtag born out of able bodied privilege and contempt for those who can't stand!").


But to me, this episode is not about an ahistorical and already-been-tried-and-failed-countless-times policy agenda. It's about the long decline of Rolling Stone.



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Sorry, Comrade, But You Didn’t Just Discover The Secret To Making Communism Work
Sean Davis
January 6, 2014


If you’re a Millennial who loves bread lines, prison camps, forced famines, and abject human misery, then you’ll love the latest offering from Rolling Stone. Over the weekend, Jesse Myerson, a twenty-something former Occupy organizer, finally stumbled upon a foolproof recipe for success for today’s struggling Millennials. The recipe? Communism, naturally.


Myerson, whose Twitter bio includes the hashtag #FULLCOMMUNISM (for when fractional communism just can’t murder people quickly enough), listed five economic reforms that he thinks every Millennial should demand: Guaranteed jobs, guaranteed income, no more private real estate, no more private assets at all, and a public bank in every state (a great place to store all those financial assets you no longer own). If that sounds eerily similar to a Yoko Ono-infused brainstorming session by John Lennon, it’s because it is eerily similar to a Yoko Ono-infused brainstorming session by John Lennon.


Imagine there’s no possessions? Check. No need for greed or hunger? Check. All the people sharing all the world? Check. The only standard communist tenet missing from Myerson’s Communism For Dummies listicle was a call to abolish religion.




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The Slippery Slope to Tyranny

Walter Hudson

07 January 2014.


On today's Fightin Words podcast: Seen that article in Rolling Stone calling for millennials to demand free jobs, free money, and free housing? It's all based on the Marxist labor theory of value, a pillar of leftist thought which informs the mainstream of the Democratic party.


Click On Link For Podcast

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