Every time governments do something that change price we can see that as reward and punishment.
Governments impose a tariff on import? That’s punishment for those importing. The purpose, is, of course, to reward and encourage people to buy the local product.
In fact, your supreme court figures this out that fine is essentially tax in case of Obama care. Hence, the word fine, tax, punishment can all be used interchangeably. It’s just semantic.
The same way the word subsidy, reward, encouragement can also be used interchangeably. The difference is just semantic.
So what do we have here?
Minimum wage punish you for starting a business. Rewarding people for being an employee. Being an employee is fine. However, being an employee forever sucks.
Your boss bark orders at you all the time. Being an employee is close at being a slave. You want to be a businessman. Minimum wage get in the way.
What else? Public school? Public school reward poor people to produce more children. It punishes poor people that earn more money.
Income taxes punish productivity. Welfare rewards stupidity.
Healthcare reward sickness. It punishes healthy people.
In fact, if I were American, I probably wouldn’t be successful. I’ll just go from jobs to jobs.
Don’t you feel that you’re being enslaved by all these big government measures? Almost everything punishes those who do the right thing and reward evil.
I wouldn’t say it’s wrong to redistribute wealth. It may be what it takes to win election or civil wars or whatever it takes to get in power and maintain a strong stable society.
But can’t you do this in ways that don’t punish goods and reward evil?
Instead of asking for minimum wage, Tarif, job creation, welfare, income taxes, public school, and so on and so on, why not just ask for UBI and tax land and sales?
You’re no longer punished to have a higher income. You just need to live in smaller houses and be more thrifty. You no longer have to be poor to get welfare check.
You don’t have to produce children to benefit from public school. Get rid of public school. Let those who have children pay for their children’s school out of their pocket. Can’t afford them don’t breed them.
The market will take care of the rest.
Then all of us can reach financial freedom faster. And isn’t that all that matter?