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The Problem with Welfare

Well-intentioned but misguided welfare programs seem not to promote growth and self-reliance. The problem with welfare is that it often cultivates a lifestyle of passive-dependency and resentment. Models of helping should address the importance of a helping style that promotes … Continue reading

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Compassion: A Thought from Penn Jillette

“It’s amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. “Helping poor and suffering people yourself is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help … Continue reading

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Politics of the Aggrieved: A Thought from Booker T. Washington

When I listen to President Obama, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton, and I learn of Michael Brown’s family fighting over the profits made from T-shirts associated with his death, I think of the power of aggrieved status and the politics … Continue reading

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