Steyn on the Welfare State
By the way, you don’t have to go to Greece to experience Greek-style retirement: The Athenian “public service” of California has been metaphorically face down in the ouzo for a generation.
He documents the argument with the fertility statistics that have informed one theme of his writing recently – the death of Europe – and with another theme, the moral decline of the citizenry when it is “cared for” by government:
Economic reality is not my problem. I want my benefits. And, if it bankrupts the entire state a generation fro now, who cares as long as they keep the checks coming until I croak?
The piece is called “When Responsibility Doesn’t Pay” and it is well worth reading.
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