Victoribus Spolia wrote:The flaws in welfarism push it towards socialism, not away from it. Its inconsistency is its undoing.
Again, welfare policies have nothing to do with socialism whatsoever. Saudi Arabia provides welfare benefits to the poorest members of its far-flung royal family (thousands of members) as it does to its richest. America provides benefits to people, as does Norway to a greater extent.
No nation which has adopted variations of Bismarck's ideas of capitalist welfare benefits has ever transformed into a socialist one. A society with an extreme proliferation of welfare benefits would still not be a socialist one unless its economic system were socialist. The two are entirely different things.
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