Initiative vs Policy

It’s easy to find people describing the moral argument against government run social programs (forced charity encourages selfishness) but I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more compelling logical argument for the negative consequences of substituting an institutional approach to a problem for a solution based on individual initiative than this one.

With no hint of bias in his tale, Scott relates his observations of the changes that took place as a charitable action by some individuals employees at the IRS to help one of their co-workers became institutionalized. Soon employees began to actively opt out of participating inbecause of the changes that came from trying to make the program fair for everyone.

About David

David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.
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