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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Nanny State Makes Poor Babysitter for Americans

By Radley Balko
Fox News


  • I really like Radley, but I have to disagree (somewhat) with this part:

    Where large numbers of Americans have historically made bad decisions, those decisions tend to have been influenced by government. The dramatic, 30-year rise in fatherless babies among the poor, for example, corresponded with a social welfare system that inadvertently incentivized single motherhood.

    I don't believe the social welfare system is responsible for that as much as our rising prison population over the same time. Government doesn't make people irresponsible just as it can't make them responsible.

    By Blogger thehim, at 10:41 PM  

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