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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Government Redistribution

For John, BLUFDon't mess with Mother Nature.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Over at the Hayek Cafe is a posting of a letter To WTOP, down in our Nation's Capitol.  The letter is from June of 2011, but as current as today.  The writer is Mr Donald Boudreaux and the subject is "Muscle Inequality".

Mr Boudreaux was in his 50s when he wrote this, and a five day a week gym guy, as opposed to a "gym rat".

Here is the last paragraph:

So I resist the temptation to envy men with bigger muscles (men whose muscles, do note, were not built with fiber taken from my muscles).   And if muscle redistribution by government were possible, I’d oppose it.   Not only would the result be less muscle bulk to ‘redistribute’ (Would you pump weights for hours each day knowing that a large chunk of what you build will be stripped away and given to someone else?) but, more importantly, I’m not entitled to the confiscated fruits of other people’s efforts.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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