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those societies that guarantee the least for their poor, often end up giving them the least

Page history last edited by Mike 10 years, 6 months ago

It may seem like a strange paradox, but those societies that guarantee the least for their poor, often end up giving them the least.


Reasons to agree

  1. The free market leads to better quality.
  2. Wiling and eager labor is impossible without incentive.
  3. If people are not afraid to starve to death, why work?
  4. Communist countries are less efficient, and so they are less capable of providing for the poor.
  5. When you let heartless business people make decisions, they end up making decisions that provide for the greatest efficiencies, which results in prosperity for all.
  6. A government powerful enough to give everything to its citizens is also powerful enough to take everything away from them.
  7. This profit motive DIMINISHES as government controls, regulations and taxes INCREASE to deny the fruits of success to those who produce. Therefore, any attempt THROUGH GOVERNMENTAL INTERVENTION to redistribute the material rewards of labor can only result in the eventual destruction of the productive base of society, without which real abundance and security for more than the ruling elite is quite impossible.


Reasons to disagree

  1. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" is fundamentally a good idea". -15


Score: +7 (reasons to agree), -1 (reasons to disagree), +7 (15 reasons to disagree with reasons to disagree/2) = 13

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