Wednesday, May 4, 2011

History's Lessons: The Best Help is Being Left Alone




One of my favorite collumnists, John Stossel, explains how the government's well-meaning attempts to help a targeted group of people as reimbursement for historical oppression has actually hurt that targeted group immeasurably in the long run. He refers to the Native Americans, but the same could be said for many other minorities or dependent poor classes of people, in this country and abroad. Had these groups been merely left alone with their newfound freedom, they'd have utilized that freedom to create better lives for themselves through mutually beneficial transactions, instead of becoming dependent on the government to provide for them.

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