The media rarely celebrate ordinary people doing jobs for which they get paid. But the man selling several generators can be more impactful than the man giving one away.
It is a bedrock American principle that governments cannot discriminate against religious citizens and institutions.
The market can route self-interest toward the common good. But the market channels altruism better than the state too.
Zwolinski concludes his series on William Graham Sumner with the question of how we ought to help the poorest among us.
Cumbersome, top-down aid policies are not agile enough to effectively respond to the diverse needs of our communities.
Rather than invent new human rights, people who are concerned about poverty should first ask what kind of barriers government creates that prevent social mobility. Those barriers should all be removed before any thought is given to taxing some people in order to give money or resources to others.