A New Gospel of Philanthropy
Leah Hunt-Hendrix
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Your entitlement is palpable.

The American Constitutional Republic is supposed to provide equality of rights under the law. It doesn’t do a great job, but it does pretty well. It is not supposed to provide equality of outcome. There is no way to do that except to redistribute wealth, to steal from people who made it and give to people who didn’t. Yet so many today, especially among so-called progressives, think that they are somehow entitled to the property of those who are better off than they are. “Those people are privileged, and it’s not fair.”

Actually, it is fair. Most of those people earned their wealth. They created it, out of nothing but a good idea and a lot of hard work. They convinced people to voluntarily take a job with their company, for agreed-upon compensation, to help turn their idea into riches. Without them, there wouldn’t be a job, and every one of those employees would starve, and freeze.

If you want to be rich, you have a good idea, you work your tail off to make it a reality. You hire employees, and pay them agreed-upon compensation, to turn that idea into riches. Or keep working your job, and stop complaining that your agreed-upon wage is not enough, because somebody else is justifiably better off.

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” — Winston Churchill

Of course there are still problems.

Capitalism rocks! The free market is what made America great. It is what gave the American middle class their houses and their cars and their televisions and their vacations.

Crony capitalism, on the other hand, sucks. It allows organized criminals to vote themselves riches, giving themselves unequal rights under the law. It allows them to destroy honest businesses, with taxes and regulations.

And socialism is the absolute worst. It discourages wealth creation by stealing from those who create wealth and giving to those who did nothing. At the point of a government gun. With plenty siphoned off by those who direct the pointing.

You have a choice. Socialism, where everyone lives in a hovel, with not enough to eat, except the government and their cronies. Or capitalism. Where nearly everyone has a good roof over their heads and food in their tummies, and some live in mansions.

Capitalism good. Crony capitalism bad. Socialism pure evil. Learn to tell the difference.

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