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Posted by: Gee on May 28, 1999 at 08:03:46:

In Reply to: Everyone's on Welfare posted by Asarualim on May 26, 1999 at 19:07:29:

: Ahhhh, but who recieves the "booty" is the definition of whether its "good" or "bad."

No it isnt, if its stolen then it doesn make the staeling ok bcause its used for something you personally support!

The economy shouldnt be 'fixed' by elites or quasi 'egalitarian' interest groups.

: Besides "booty" is a legal definition; it would not take too much fiddling with laws to determine who gets the wealth and how much in ANY system: lassie faire capitalist, mixed economies, socialist, etc.

I wouldnt really disagree that corrupting the law with subjective relativism would produce bad outcomes (for all except the lawmakers)

: When you get right down to it evryone's on welfare, everyone derives some benefit from the government the only question is who gets more.

The only benefit one would derive equally is the protection against force. Throwing ones arms up and sayign "we all get a bit" doesnt alleviate the fact that in order for welfare to be given it must first be taken, and that for welfare to exist there must be some who lose out.

You cannot take whats is not there. the only other way is to, for instance, take 10% from everyone and then give it back claiming with political grin that you are 'helping'

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