In 1962, John F. Kennedy announces that “We choose to go the moon.” Seen as wonderful and achievable, even though JFK didn’t have the required knowledge and expertise to make it happen himself.
Zoom forward to the 21st century: the Green Party proposes that everyone should have a living wage and that we should strive for equality; that it’s unfair that a small minority of people whose job it is to move numbers between bank accounts should claim ownership of most of the world’s resources and that we need to and can change this. This is considered hopelessly utopian. How are they going to achieve that, people complain, their policies don’t spell out the details.
What’s going on? I’m too thick to grasp why the first is reasonable but the second irrational.