Unpaid internships are for rich kids whose parents are willing to put them up in an apartment and pay their bills. A CEO can apply those savings a company’s bottom lines to justify a huge bonus at year end: a bonus that could pay for several interns.
And unpaid internships for college credit are hateful. A kid is paying a school thousands of dollars to work a full time shift for 10 weeks (OR LONGER!) and not expect a paycheck.
Making someone work for nothing is slavery. Paying someone so you can work for no pay is beyond slavery.
That’s the Man of Steel in 1952 saying what we seem not to comprehend in 2011. It’s a clear and simple message. Taxes work to the benefit of all Americans. Public welfare programs are good things.
The 1950s weren’t the most enlightened times in America (ask any black person who grew up in the South then), but if this makes more sense than today’s public discourse, how can we have degenerated as a society so badly?