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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ohio man leaves $3 million to Archbold community college for student scholarships

See, not all rich people are evil. Here we have a multi-millionare who gave a bunch of money to his local community college. I've talked to some liberals who flat out scoff at the idea that rich people are generous and can provide a lot of benefits to their community.

Some even claim that libertarians would rely too much on this charity. As evidenced yet again, I really don't think that is the case. There is actually a long tradition of philantropy in the USA. Kind of a shame that this idea is almost lost in our modern world.

Government, on the other hand, is not charity. It is force. Every government fails to provide even the most basic promises to the people. The sooner we stop believing in the fantasy of the State, the better. Charity and voluntary trade are the best tools we have to make society a better place.

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