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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    First of all, how do you define cynicism in this case? And second, why does caring for the common good have to come down to cynicism? Can't you be for worker's rights simply because you don't want workers to be exploited? I don't see how cynicism is part of the equation.
    If, like LDAHL, you don't want to pay the extra $.10 for sick leave then yeah, you're one of the cynics. And one of the people likely to get covid from a fast food worker that couldn't take time off when they were sick with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    First of all, how do you define cynicism in this case? And second, why does caring for the common good have to come down to cynicism? Can't you be for worker's rights simply because you don't want workers to be exploited? I don't see how cynicism is part of the equation.
    Privileging one group over another to score political points strikes me more as pandering than serving the “public good”. I see that as cynical performative politics.

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