Think of all the policies that could improve the condition of the working class:The condition of the working class can only be improved by policies imposed from above. They can do nothing for themselves.
a reform of education to break the link between parental income and school quality;We must remove all possibilities that parents - of any class - can have any affect on the outcomes their children will enjoy. People should not be allowed to do anything for themselves.
more redistributive taxation;We should take other people's money and give it to them.
a citizens’ basic income;We should take other people's money and give it to them.
democratization of the police force and removal of illiberal laws (such as those against drugs) that impose disproportionately upon the poor;No, illiberal drug laws affect us all. Democratisation of the police will be used more by the middle classes than anyone else. This has no more to do, and perhaps less, with the working class than with any other group in society
an assault upon the causes of inequalities in life expectancy;We should take other people's money and give it to them.
nationalization of mortgage lending or utilities;
use of government procurement policies to promote the growth of worker co-ops;We should take other people's money and give it to them. (That's what buying at higher than necessary prices means, and if coops could offer competitive tenders there'd be no need for any intervention.)
encouraging “democratic finance” so people can insure themselves against risks to their industries or occupations.We should take other people's money and give it to them.
The idea that the only thing the working class needs is a removal of choice and autonomy - an even greater one than the circumstances we currently face - and the donation to them of other people's money is contemptuous. Hay and a barn for human cattle.