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Demonstrate to him that

Demonstrate to him that charity/private aid to the less fortunate is often more efficient than government-administered "relief." Take government failures during and after Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy as examples.

He's making the mistake of assuming that the government, through force, can provide more aid to those who need it than individual people on a voluntary basis. Inform him that since 1968, when most of the current welfare programs were created, the poverty rate in America has remained the same it was 40+ years, whereas the poverty rate had seen a marked decrease over the century before that.

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