Seth cry for war, so here is mine.
I didn’t say much about political thing here, but I had my own thought as well.
Skip the rest of the post if you looking for pure WowEcon Topics. (Yet I should take care of the GoldPug thing first)
If you follow this blog long enough, you’ll know I share quite some political view with Seth and The Goblin.
Yet I am kinda different, I appreciate human kindness and other virtue of human (Pink thing)
Some find it a contradicting, since On the other hand I know the cruelty of uncaring, and I would never count anything on that. (Grey Thing)
I dislike (or even hate) welfare system. Not because we shouldn’t help each other. The problem is these system is inefficient.
- If I want to help others, I would, in my own discretion. Not forced, Not discount my income so that you would help someone you see fit
- When I choose who to help, I weighted if they deserved it or not. Or if there are other form of help they needed.
One may argue that centralizing the effort together is more efficient, However I am not convinced by the current state of welfare system.
- You don’t know better than I do, Mr. Government. You spent tons of money on researching, yet yielding poor results. You incentive on finding an efficient way of helping those people is low, you just want to get the salaries, the money is not yours.
- Politician handout welfare as freebie, for vote buying. Covering it with “helping the misfortunes”. More on the next paragraph.
No, Vote Buying is not legal, handout welfare is.
Let’s twist the system a bit.
If you vote me, everyone with the Social Security number end with a Even number or the number 3 will get $USD 100.
not so different with
If you vote me, “misfortunes” (which is 60% population) will get the welfare increased.
It’s all about incentives
In a situation that I directly help others. I would want to have good use of the money, I spend less if I don’t see fit. I’ll shop around for goods that would help them most.
Charities had incentive to be more transparent and effective, so that I’ll join their course. Which is matter to me (And, matters to the one I help, since I care them)
In a situation of some one play robinhood, the government wouldn’t… they want to use up all the granting, so that they can have same/more next year. Charities are not responding to that either, since the payer do not want to know how good they are, they just need to fill the numbers.
There are things should be organized by government, e.g. police, firefighter, those are public goods problem, no doubt.
But the welfare one is not, the welfare had drawn too high as far as I know after WWII.
This is what happening in US now
Doctors provide free/cheap medical and exaggerating, so that they can register more money from social security and company medical coverage.
Some Education institute provide Poor quality English Courses (And bad manners as well) to new immigrate, so that they can claim money from government.
Some poor people raise children that they can’t afford, because the Government will sponsor them.
This is what happening in China now
There are effectively no welfare (except for the government staff).
No one is unemployed, being unemployed means no income, means starving.
We take cares of ourself.
It’s cruel, but efficient.
Don’t Force Us to Donate
In the event Sichuan Earthquake, The Chinese from all around the world had donated a massive fund for it.
(And from other races and countries as well, I would say thank you for them)
We are not forced, yet we do our part.
Mr. Government, Get back to your public goods, reduce your intervention.
Do not make us to do what you think is important.
We know more, simply because we care.
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