Bradley M. Kuhn at 2016-03-13T23:39:11Z

Under the obvious privilege problems is another subtle problem. The idea that we've come so far since the Great Depression. FDR established the ideas of "fair" and "square deal" to mean: "Exactly what everyone needs to live a fulfilled life". It was a time when people were actually willing to consider that a simple, comfortable life was a huge privilege in itself.


I work for a charity and make a lot less than my peers. But I believe that I'm still unbelievably privileged. Indeed, I have the *luxury* to refuse to do any work that I morally oppose, which is almost every job in society, and still live a comfortable life. That's some serious privilege. I don't deserve this more than fair that I'm getting, but I must admit I'm quite addicted to it.


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