Usually there is mob that supports extraction from others via government – be it a majority in the electorate or another type of tyrant’s enforcers – usually on claims that its for the good of the “people” or some such but is always about coercion and control, and power.
Often, people with good intentions restrict economic freedom in the name of helping those in need. Whether it is restricting labor freedom, trade freedom or other economic freedoms, these restrictions ultimately harm those they intend to benefit. The most successful way to help fight poverty is to promote economic freedom.
Leaders of each nation must choose the level of economic freedom for its people. One path leads to health, wealth and happiness. The other path leads to death, poverty and misery. Choose wisely.