The Tragic View Returns?

The Tragic View Returns
by Victor Davis Hanson @ NRO

A classical Greek would suggest that the more one supplies generous pensions, unemployment insurance, food stamps, and direct government subsidies, the more entirely human responses assert themselves: the incentive to be self-reliant disappearing in direct proportion to the spread of self-righteousness about deserving such entitlements as a birthright.

Indeed. I doubt, however, that the “therapeutic” viewpoint will ever disappear. We’re already facing a brutal reality, and there are still people out there screaming, “We deserve free stuff!”

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