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Charity´s Unseen Benefit: It Protects
Civil Society From The State

Investors Business Daily, by Benjamin Zycher

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/14/2013 8:11:48 PM

Charities and other nonprofit institutions perform a vast array of altruistic works yielding benefits for both the direct beneficiaries and for society writ large. Most such activities are obvious: medical services for the indigent, educational services for the disadvantaged, support for the arts, and the like. But such organizations serve a deeper function as well: They act as an important buffer between the citizenry and the state. Government by its very nature is coercive: Tax, spending and regulatory policies inexorably generate wealth transfers among groups, thus creating winners and losers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: columba, 1/14/2013 8:28:49 PM     (No. 9116678)

Now we know why volunteering for a non-profit group was illegal in the USSR.

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