It's in the government's interest to push the narrative of an "aspirational class", but this wildly obscures what's really going on.
For all the right's railing about community values, they sure do make it hard to live in a community.
Why does a 20-year-old deserve less pay than a 21-year-old doing the same job? If the unions want more young people on board, this is the way to get them.
That champions of universal basic income think the lives of artists — or any workers — would flourish under UBI shows that they are out of touch with the wealth systems they are trying to disrupt.