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Depending on Dependency

itriedthemall Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 8:39 AM
What will you do when those who work stop working because they have to share equally with those who don't? When everything is free for everyone, where will the supply come from? No one will be producing anything because, well, why would they? It is there for the taking! Except it won't be there for the taking because no one made it, no one grew it, no one transported anything previously manufactured. Why would they? They are all just waiting for it to magically show up!

The theme that most seemed to rouse the enthusiasm of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was that we are all responsible for one another -- and that Republicans don't want to help the poor, the sick and the helpless.

All of us should be on guard against beliefs that flatter ourselves. At the very least, we should check such beliefs against facts.

Yet the notion that people who prefer economic decisions to be made by individuals in the market are not as compassionate as people who prefer those decisions to be made collectively by politicians is...