Social parasitism

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March 28, 2011
Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Fernando Teson  
Posted in Commentary

"It is prima facie wrong to live off the productive efforts of others. That is, other things being equal, being productive is a virtue, while being unproductive while enjoying what others produce is a vice. Let us call this person a social parasite. The fact that a political arrangement encourages people to be social parasites counts against that arrangement." (03/27/11)


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