Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thomas Sowell is one of my favorite authors

In Dependency and Votes Thomas Sowell writes about the interaction between "entitlement" programs and votes.

I love this point:

We have all heard the old saying about how giving a man a fish feeds him for a day, while teaching him to fish feeds him for a lifetime. Independence makes for a healthier society, but dependency is what gets votes for politicians.

For politicians, giving a man a fish every day of his life is the way to keep getting his vote. "Entitlement" is just a fancy word for dependency.

Hat tip: Miazagora via Facebook.

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