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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Socialist/Libertarian State?

A post a few days ago concerning the idea of social programs as "Safety Nets" got a couple of interesting responses.  Hopefully the authors and any other interested parties can elaborate...
Here's the gist:

"Embrace welfare ideals to make sure that every child has certain fundamental basics: food, health care, education. Then get libertarian: turn everyone loose and let them compete."

Provide the bare essentials for people (no luxuries and not too comfy) while also giving them a system in which they can go out and strive for more through their own hard work and smarts."

How about a few more thoughts along these lines?  What would happen in such a system?

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