Fair Share is Crap
Saturday Steve Sailer had a post about an article in the New York Times about ending the poverty rate through a plan of (drumroll please) more education and job training.
Reality and experience says that won’t work so it’s no bother even trying anyway. You know why you can’t teach a horse to do carpentry, cause it’s a horse and doesn’t give a damn. Same thing.
The author of the nyt article said he didn’t think that Robin Hood style redistribution is a viable solution, though he didn’t seem to say why, so I’ll say it for him.
The example the author used in his article was of a child with a mountain of toys, only playing with a few, while 90 other kids look on lustfully.
Here is the reply I posted to the article at sailers;
That fake kid in the story will eventually get bored playing alone and invite more kids to join. First they have to play as the bad guys but eventually they can work their way on to his team and more kids can join as the bad guys and eventually they don’t care cause most of them are playing.
Same thing in economics. The rich guy realizes the money’s worth nothing if not used and will find a way to use it by doing new things and bringing more and more people into the efforts.
Problem is communist liberals like the writer don’t realize there’s a natural path for things to happen and would rather just be “nice” and give everything to everyone because it’s “not fair” for one person to have more than others.
It’s really that simple.
If the richest people hoard their money and do nothing with it, it’s pretty much excused from the system. However a person with money will have had to have gotten it from somewhere. This means business, and as business-people are want to do, they will continue doing more and new business. When that happens, more people get more jobs. They might be crap jobs, but jobs nonetheless.
It’s not trickle down economics, it’s called whoever has the resources provides the opportunities. If the person hoards it, then someone else has an opportunity to make the market for themselves. If that kid is hoarding a pile of toys, go make your own game and get the other kids to play, now you have control.
Beyond the schemes, there is a far more important reason to avoid any and all redistributive plans.
In taking away all possession and property(which is what redistribution will eventually do), you begin to take away the natural rights of man. If the government can take your property simply because you have too much or more than your fair share, then you have no rights.
Property is an assertion of rights, it shows that the person of ownership has a claim, sovereignty, legitimacy. To take away mans right to claim his land is to take away his ability to rule himself and forces all other men into serfdom.
The liberal fair share activists are merely fools for thinking that government has everyones’s best interest in mind. The government has only its own interest in mind.
Going further into the idea there is one more simple aspect left to this farce.
Life’s not fair, and it’s not meant to be equal for everyone. When our founders said “All men are created equal”, they meant that all men are born with the same basic capabilities but it is up to each to determine what he will do with it.
No mention of everyone getting equal shares. No proportional control schemes to limit anyone else.
I remember a saying from when I played sports. “We’re only as fast as the slowest guy on the team”. It doesn’t matter how fast the rest of the team is if we have one player who’s behind the play.
It’s the same with this fair share crap. Do you think that everyone will get a glorious and impressive share? Where everyone can choose from driving a Bentley, Ferrari, Porsche, or Aston Martin and have steak and lobster for dinner every night.
No, it will be a shitty experience akin to the Soviet Union because that’s exactly what it is. Communism.
If, IF, you even have a car, you won’t get a choice. Not even between a Civic and a Corolla, you’ll get whatever turd they’ve decided is what everyone will drive.
Your home will be whatever poorly built apartment block they assign you.
And fifty years later when you’ve decided it’s not working and don’t want to do it anymore you want have a pot to piss in because everything you ever had belonged to someone else, the government.
I’ve been to the former Soviet Union and I can tell you that living in a 3-room apartment(kitchen, bathroom, and everything else room) is no joy compared to the multitude of options we have today. A lada is in no way a Honda Civic. And being old with no pension or care because the state has been dissolved and with it its promises makes for a pretty bleak existence.
Why would we take from one person, only to give control of what we took, not to ourselves but to someone else? Again, do they really think the government has their best interests in mind?
There are some places in the former Soviet Union but those would be the typical tourist spots and even still those places are far from perfect. This video is more representative of everyday life in those countries and it’s all being shown with a cellphone camera brought to you by capitalism.
Posted on October 8, 2012, in No Hope For America, Problems to Ponder, The Life of Man and tagged communism, crap, fair share, money, new york times, property rights, resdistirbution, steve sailer, toys, wealth. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.