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More Poor-to-Rich Redistribution from the Wacky World of Washington by Dan Mitchell

‘I’ve written about how statist policies help the rich and hurt the poor. And I’ve also pontificated on the destructive and foolish subsidies dispensed by the execrable Department of Agriculture. Now let’s mix those two issues (though I hasten to … Continue reading

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The Regulatory-Welfare State

H/T Living in Modern Times.

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Collectivism: A Self-Renewing Concept by Jeff Thomas

Jeff Thomas of Casey Research wrote an excellent article about the futility of reestablishing liberty once a nation has embraced the welfare mindset. Note that at the end of the article, Thomas shows the solution for liberty minded people. ‘A … Continue reading

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Redistribution

H/T Taxation is Theft

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A Note on Private Charity vs. “Public Welfare” by Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski

Note Wiśniewski’s distinction between voluntary and involuntary “non-productive poor”. ‘Under a laissez-faire system of private charity: 1. The productive rich are richer, so they have more to contribute to charity. 2. The productive poor are richer, so they are less … Continue reading

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The Salmon Trap: An Analogy for People’s Entrapment by the State by Robert Higgs

Robert Higgs uses a clever analogy to explore the moral degeneration of the populace of the modern welfare state. ‘I have often pondered the analogy between the salmon’s being caught in a trap and a human population’s being caught in … Continue reading

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The ITER Fusion Project: International Welfare for PhDs – Update

In “The ITER Fusion Project: International Welfare for PhDs” I noted that the project was always nothing more than an expensive welfare system for PhDs. Now we get an update that clearly shows the absurdity of the project. From “Head … Continue reading

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