Welfare

Private Charity versus the Political Grinches

End Government Paternalism and the Private Sector Will Do the Job

Forbidden Parenting

Forbidden Parenting

Some parents are so neglectful that government should intervene, but not by “telling us every little detail how to raise our children.”

Give, Don’t Govern

Give, Don’t Govern

Government’s built-in ignorance explains how it can spend trillions on failed poverty programs, and then respond to the failure by demanding more funds to continue the same programs.

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The Benevolence of Capitalism vs The Paternalism of the Welfare State

Before the arrival of modern welfare state, voluntary, private-sector institutions had evolved to serve as the market providers for many of those “social services” now viewed as the near-exclusive prerogative of the government. Unfortunately, after nearly a century of increasing political and cultural collectivism, the historical memory of the pre-welfare state era has all but been lost.

The Service Economy

Something clicked for me as I stared out my hotel window at a train station and seeing other public mass transportation moving on the street.

Open Letter to Alexis Tsipras

Greece has no future, so long as it clings to the euro. The dollar won’t servce you much better. A drachma will only harm the Greek people. That leaves one other option.

How the Unemployed Spend Their Days

If you’re presently working 40 or more hours a week, and are possibly part of the population paying taxes to the federal government, you might want to think about where those tax dollars are actually going — and what the people obtaining those tax dollars are quite often doing (or not doing) with their time.

Poverty

Left free, the market will provide the greatest benefit to workers, employers and consumers, while allowing charity as well.

Immigration and The Welfare State

Most immigrants recognize that America is the land of opportunity. If we let enough in, perhaps their number will offset the growing number of the native born who simper that America is the land of entitlement.

Poverty and Snow Storms

Many young people in poverty today not only do not seem to know the way, but have many other people leading them off in other directions.

The High Cost of Liberalism: Part III

“Poverty” is in the eye of the statisticians — more specifically, the government statisticians who define what constitutes “poverty,” and who are unlikely to define it in ways that might jeopardize the massive welfare state that they are part of.

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