Alas, when it comes to economics, there really aren’t any fresh ideas. Sorry, but no new and more effective way of central planning remains to be discovered. Yet the population will again demand that the experiment in redistribution is conducted again and again, even though the result is inevitably the same – the result that Europe and most of the modern world are now suffering from.
At its heart, this unbreakable love of the idea of socialism revolves around the entirely human fiction that the government can take from those who have and give to those who don’t, thereby leveling the playing field and allowing those who are so inclined to earn more while doing less.
Of course, when pressed on how this bit of legerdemain can be accomplished, the only honest answer is, if the government allows some of the population to directly benefit from the labor of others.