Re: Minority Report
I couldn't agree more. Too many well meaning people who don't realize that all they are doing is weakening the gene pool by dumbing down the requirements. You will never get off welfare unless you can get a job that pays enough. Penalizing welfare clients for taking a job is foolish, preventing them from owning property like a house or a car is just damned stupid but that's the law.
We have seen what a "minority" quota system does here. It essentially becomes the no show job review. Anyone competent has to do twice the work as the "quota" only has to do with who gets hired, not with how much work gets done. Example: My ex had to do the work of two people in her job as a property manager for low income housing. The "receptionist" apparently was only good at painting her nails and calling her married boyfriend. The typing was "too hard" and "Messed up her nails".
Another example, one person was hired to do parole report typing from notes, another person was supposed to do the same thing but cover a different part of the alphabet. Too bad she came in drunk as a Lord every single day. The other person had to type all those reports too. Couldn't fire the drunk because she was related to the Sheriff.
When you make excuses for people's "inabilities" they don't have any incentive to grow beyond them. There are many "disabled" that don't want the label for that reason.
Overcompensation, however well meaning, is not helping.