Do not think about, write about or deal with human behavior without determining the effects of incentives. It’s not their money, of course they’ll waste it.
Here are some rules from Adrian Rogers that statists find distasteful. Statists believe that any problem must be solved by hiring government workers who, rather than becoming the problem, then will be a necessary part of the solution.
“You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
The left believes that the wealthy are coupon-clippers who ride polo ponies and fly first class to pointless business meetings.
What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving.
Redistribution means taking earned money and making it unearned money. If they would only talk to the recipients of government free money and see how a career can be make of getting free money, leftists might no be so enthusiastic about redistribution.
The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
Be on the need list and never work again except for the unseemly scrambling for even more money
When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation.
Wealth only comes from real enterprise.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
According to an incentive analysis, you can divide wealth even more. Statists believe that the amount of wealth will remain constant regardless of continued assaults upon it. Experience shows that removing incentives only reduces output. How could it be otherwise?
Rules leftists don’t like. They must be good rules because leftists are rarely right about anything.
Government Job or Respect–Which’ll It Be?
Cheerio and ttfn,
Grant Coulson, Ph.D.
Author, “Power Teaching: How to Find Someone to Teach Your Child when the Education System has Failed.”
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