Bernie Sanders thinks he runs Walmart:

If Walmart can afford $20 billion for stock buybacks to enrich wealthy shareholders, it can afford to raise the pay of all its workers to a living wage.

Walmart can and must pay all of its workers at least $15 an hour with good benefits.

Bernie must think socialism has arrived, and he is the absolute dictator.

He is nuts, and the diagnosis is delusions of grandeur.

The left is horribly anti-merit.

It wants people to be compensated based on their membership in various alleged minority victim groups, not according to what they contribute to society.

It’s racist in the dictionary definition of the term: “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities.”

I agree with the leftists on this: if merit is allowed to rule, most “victims,” being generally incompetent, would naturally end up at the bottom of the social hierarchy.

Unlike them, however, I find that result to be perfectly innocuous and even salutary.