As everyone knows, one of the major differences between statists and libertarians is over the issue of charity. Libertarians believe that charity should be voluntary. Statists believe it should be mandatory.More
In analyzing this fundamental difference in perspective, there is one indisputable fact: The more wealth there is in a society, the greater the amount of charity that can be provided to others.
Now, I know what a statist would immediately say: “Jacob, people are just no darned good — well, except for me of course. They have to be forced to give their money to others.”
Saturday, January 03, 2015
"Voluntary vs Mandatory Charity"
Nicely laid out argument from the Future of Freedom Foundation president who says that mandatory charity makes us all poorer and, as a result, there is less wealth available to help others: