Reply To: Debate a Professor


If we accept the premise of his argument that “we agree that children should not starve” then the libertarian solution of private charity will work to take care of the problem of the poor as best as it can be taken care of in a world of scarcity. This was, more or less, how America was before the welfare state. He should read de Tocqueville’s book, Democracy in America or Marvin Olasky’s book, The Tragedy of American Compassion.