HOW WELFARE STATES MAKE US LESS CIVILIZED

JD Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:12

Throughout history, the state has justified itself on the grounds that it is necessary to protect us from others whose habits and beliefs — we are meant to believe — are dangerous.

For millennia, this fiction was easy to maintain because most people interacted so little with people outside their nearly autarkic — and therefore impoverished — communities.

But, with the rise of industrialization and international trade in recent centuries, the state’s claim that it is necessary to keep us “safe” from outsiders has become increasingly undermined.

https://www.infowars.com/how-welfare-states-make-us-less-civilized/

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