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One Reason Socialism Will Continue to be Rejected by the Productive

Consider this scenario (coming from a perfect stranger):

I have a friend that I've known all of my life. Right now he has fallen on hard times and needs some assistance. I would like to help him, but I'm barely able to get by myself. Would you send him a few dollars out of your paycheck each week until he gets on his feet?

A few soft-hearted people may likely contribute, but many individuals would justly say - "I don't know you or your friend. How am I to know that your friend is not just looking for a free ride?"

Now replace "me" with the government and add the threat of going to jail if you don't pay to help support my friend. Except in the case of the government, its "friend" may be a millionaire or billionaire.

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