Here’s a nice video of Milton Friedman explaining where the true responsibility lies. Not the government. People.
The student asserts that it might be the responsibility of the government to help out the poor. Right about 50 seconds in Friedman responds:
First of all, the government doesn’t have any responsibility. People have responsibility. This building doesn’t have responsibility. You and I have responsibility. People have responsibility.
Make no mistake about it.
Enjoyed the video. As usual, Friedman has it correct.