Charity robbing harms groups like Habitat for Humanity

New Mental Lever: Are statists robbing your charities?

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Are the statists robbing your charities?

By Perry Willis & Jim Babka
Key Concept: Statists engage in charity robbing.
Would you give more money to charity if you were taxed less? If so, then the statists are robbing your favorite charities to fund their favorite cause — The State!
Statists prefer aid programs that are paid for with violence-based funding (taxation). This robs your charities. The money grabbed from you cannot be used to support the voluntary sector causes you love.
For instance… Would you rather fund the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), or Habitat for Humanity, or some other cause entirely? Statists deny you that choice. Worse…
The statist approach concentrates resources behind a single system of aid. This strangles innovation. Society loses the improvements we would normally gain from having competition between multiple strategies and institutions. Thus…
The statist approach is both greedy and harmful.
To stop “charity robbing” you must embrace the Zero Aggression Principle Don’t threaten or initiate force, personally or politically.
Violence-based funding (taxation) must be replaced by voluntary funding. This one simple change would make state agencies compete with other charitable institutions. Things work better with competition.
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  1. Far more important than reduced taxes, is increasing the psychic reward for doing good. That means removing government ENTIRELY from different kinds of welfare, until there is NO SAFETY NET anywhere.
    I think the idea of government safety net is the most effective way to remove what empathy should motivate.

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