Hayek said something interesting regarding welfare

https://fee.org/articles/hayek-social-justice-demands-the-unequal-treatment-of-individuals/

Hayek here alluded to something interesting: state social programs are undesirable, because: when one takes with violence to give to others, one disincentives the producer to produce, by the logic of: “”Why do all this hard work, if I can’t reap the benefits?”

Now, your friendly neighborhood socialist might say: “I don’t mind working for the benefit fo others, that’s called social!”

To which one might reply: “But if you don’t mind working for them, why should it be taken by force? Just

  1. because you are too lazy to give it yourself? (a somewhat valid reason, I suppose)
  2. so you never have to get in contact with the filthy underclass? I can’t find that very social, in fact it causes social atrophy.

Newsflash re. 2: in a voluntaryist society it is perfectly well possible to have specialists dedicate themselves to dirtying their hands with the underclass of untouchables.

In closing: society is healthier (more socially cohesive) as well as cheaper off arranging its own social services, instead of allowing government to create a whole industry which demands to be fed continuously, and when there’s no more food for it, to be kept alive anyway.

So that people who run into unexpected expenses (e.g. the washing machine needing replacing) don’t suddenly have to beg others for food, because otherwise they can’t make the rent)

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Waarom? (MO)

Waarom is het altijd zo onrustig in het Midden-Oosten? Omdat, na WO1, het verslagen Ottomaanse rijk door de zegevierende kolonialisten werd onderverdeeld in zelfbedachte landen. Waardoor allerlei (bedoeïnen-)stammen die niet bij elkaar hoorden, aan elkaar werden opgedrongen. Dat was alleen bijeen te houden dmv grof geweld & geheime politie & soldaten op straat, oftewel meedogenloze dictatuur.
Er valt geen rust aan te brengen op dat continent, zolang die gekunstelde situatie in stand wordt gehouden. Ik zie geen andere oplossing, dan heel Arabië te verenigen onder 1 grote Islamitische Staat, welke dmv Balkanisering uiteen kan vallen langs meer organische (stammen-)lijnen.
Dan laat ik nog de meest voor de hand liggende oplossing daar: alle staten opheffen, en er 1 statenloos continent van te maken, dat is de duurzaamste oplossing.

Juvenile irresponsability

Just came across a post on Facebook, blaming Africa’s poverty on colonial exploitation. I’m sure that has played some sort of role in the past, but Hong Kong was also a colony, and is incredibly wealthy (and that with scant few natural resources if its own to exploit). Why the difference between the two? African leaders have dragged the continent down the socialist rabbit hole.
Socialism is a political system of theft, not production: so will only cause poverty once there is nothing left to steal.
The socialist’s view of how wealth is created is probably similar to this:

A great cloud of wealth is floating through the universe, capitalist pigs pluck wealth from it and get richer, while the poor masses are left to starve, and “only ever get poorer”.

Not a word about where wealth really comes from: production (& investment in it, to increase productivity).
Also not a peep about how capitalism has, millennia ago, gotten people out of mud huts and socialism is pushing people back in today.

Back to the title: the yammering of socialists about “It’s unfair!” does nothing to drag Africa out of poverty.
Once again: the left only cares about its own petty pleasures and sacrifices the interests of millions of Africans to keep them in tact.

Direct ontslag!

Wat een despote, die minister Ollongren. Onmiddelijk ontslaan en uitzetten! Ze voelt zich zozeer nietvo haar gemak in een democratie, dat ze vast maar wat graag weggaat hier. Wij willen juist de gelijkheid die jullie ons ontzeggen, Kajsa! Dus minder macht voor de politiek.
De politieke kaste jaagt mij angst aan, iedere keer dat ze hun mond openen.
Ttv het Oekraïene-referendum had de politiek al het lef om campagne te voeren voor een “ja”-stem. Nu demagogeert een minister zelfs al dat de wensen van het volk ongeldig zijn; afzetten die tuthola! Als heel Rutte3 mee afgaat, des te beter: zelfs Mussert1 was democratischer geformeerd.