Welfare and Wealth Redistribution: Quick Note
I am not promoting socialism but more egalitarianism. A fair and just society should provide for all. That means if you have no skills and can only do menial labor, you should at least be able to live and eat. And you know what, if that means Paris Hilton canÃ¢€™t inherit 100Ã¢€™s of millions from her dad, so be it. What do I really care about that?
IÃ¢€™m not talking about welfare, redistribution of wealth or anything like that.
So what is interesting about this comment? Well despite the author’s protestations to the contrary, he (or she) is talking precisely about welfare and the redistribution of wealth. Taking wealth (e.g. an inheritance) and giving it to somebody else is the very definition of redistributing wealth. It is also welfare based on the first paragraph.