Saturday, February 26, 2011


In the debate over whether we should call Social Security, Medicare, and the like "entitlements," I notice one thing missing. We call such things entitlements, and yet we speak of economically productive activity as a privilege for which we must kowtow to someone in city hall or even pay something back to society. In short, generating wealth is a privilege, while simply having it redistributed to one is an entitlement.

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