How to Help the Poor in a Free Society

One of the biggest criticisms of Libertarian viewpoints, is this notion that there is supposedly no way to help the poor in a free society; so it is often thought that we must forcibly take money via taxation, to give to the poor. If you use a bit of logical deduction, however, you will see that a society who values helping the less fortunate will help the less fortunate; there need not be a wasteful/coercive government intermediary who squanders most of the money before it reaches its target and creates a dependent class.

How to help the poor without pointing the gun at everyone else… by Stefan Molyneux, Host of Freedomain Radio, the most popular philosophy podcast on the web – www.freedomainradio.com

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  1. Thanx for your well thought out ideas and opinions..I had ovarian cancer (gone now woohoo) I still have a pelvic mass, fatigue and depression..hence, I am unable to work. It was difficult for me to go to the odsp office and apply for help. What they give me is not enough to live on..the food bank here, although geninely nice, is not helpful. I am at my wits end..you seem kind and intlligent..do u have any suggestions for me? thank-you for your time.

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