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Saving America From The “Make Somebody Else Pay” Mindset

jturner Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 11:47 PM
You give money to charities of your own free will. That is morally correct. You don't take money from someone who earned it and give it to someone else who hasn't earned it. How is that morally just?
“I don’t know what ‘moral grounds’ you think you’re standing on, but as far as I am concerned, what you’re saying is very immoral…”

I was an interview guest last month, and the radio talk show host was asking me about the looming fiscal cliff. In the midst of discussing how our government must cut spending, the host had noted the title of my latest book – “The Virtues Of Capitalism, A Moral Case For Free Markets” – and after a few minutes of discussion, asked “do you mind if we take a phone call, Austin?”

Sometimes that...

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