Statism Welfare Abuse



Welfare maroons

Check the cognitive dissonance on display in this paragraph:

”The Scandinavian welfare state provides care for the elderly, childcare and education. This gives individuals the freedom to express themselves and be independent,…”

The thinking behind the statement is clear (the Lefty kind of ”clear” that is), ”free this, free that, the state pays for everything,” though in reality the taxpayer becomes an indentured servant to the state which hands over their hard earned cash to others.

Not everyone  however, is ‘entitled’ to ”free education” at the higher level, you have to compete for those university bench seats, and in many cases, those who really want an university education, but fail to achieve it, end up paying for the education of others.

Do adults owe their parents anything?

April 11, 2014 – 06:59

The welfare state has set us free, so we no longer have any obligations to our parents after we turn 18. So what can family members expect of one another when the legal obligations stop?

When we are 18, we are free to do as we wish, but we still maintain relations to our family. A new research project aims to find out what unwritten expectations the generations have of one another in the Danish welfare system. (Photo:Shutterstock)

When you’re 18, you have no ties that bind you. You are free to do as you wish: you can move out of your parents’ place, get a driver’s licence and you can even vote in elections.

In Scandinavia, the state pays your education costs, and in principle there is nothing that ties you to your parents. In fact, you don’t really need to see them ever again.

But you probably do. There’s even a good chance that you maintain a healthy relationship with your parents throughout your life.

”Although adult generations have no legal obligations to one another in Denmark, that does not mean that we no longer have any family responsibilities when we grow up. The parent-child relationship continues to be something special,” says Bella Marckmann, an assistant professor at the Department of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen.

The moral economy of families

In a new research project, titled ‘The Moral Economy of Families – Intergenerational Exchanges and Normative Expectations’, she has set out to study the unwritten expectations that generations have of one another in the Danish welfare state.

More here. H/T: Fjordman

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