Monday, June 05, 2006

TCS Daily - Libertarianism and Poverty

TCS Daily - Libertarianism and Poverty:
"Charitable organizations are better suited to dealing with the pathology of poverty. When people get checks from the government, they tend to think of this as an entitlement. They are getting money in exchange for doing nothing. They learn that this is how you get money -- you take it from others. Taking money from others is what criminals do. Productive people get money from other people by exchanging something of value."
Like Arnold in this provocative essay, I favor decentralized non-state solutions to poverty.

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