Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Jimbo wrote:Davey the Fat Boy wrote:So Peterson believes that as policy, we need to presume low IQ’s on the part of people in low wage jobs and act accordingly?
Even you ought to be able to smell what utter horseshit that is.
If you don't think there are actual stupid people in the world who need and deserve help then you are truly a heartless ignoramus.
I’m absolutely sure there are stupid people in this world - and yes, my heart goes out to you.
But please explain to me how this is supposed to work on a public policy level? Are you seriously endorsing the idea that city planners ought to avoid the use of machinery on the basis that some workers in low wage jobs may not have the mental capacity to operate them?
Maybe you lack the mental capacity to see why this is an absurd suggestion? If so...back to Jimmy Dore for you!
What Peterson said in his talk was as society gets more computerized good menial jobs are lessening and the well paying jobs need more and more brainpower. The lower intellect folk are left holding the short end of the stick. Perhaps a guaranteed income is the solution he imagines but then balks knowing how - as a psychologist - what unemployed impulsive types will do with the money, specifically regarding drink and drugs. What he is proposing is for society, the government, BIG BROTHER to come up with some way to make life more fulfilling by creating jobs for dummies like me.