- Apr 2, 2007
- No, sleep, till, BROOKLYN
- 11 Xterra Pro-4x, 12 'stang GT
That's kind of where I am going with in general with my thinking on this. Even if people made some bad choices that caused them to be in a position where they are homeless or hurt, there is general opportunity cost to society. You can help a person get back on their feet and hopefully they become a contributing member of society or you can go with social darwinism. In the latter case the problem is that we still bear the cost of that person not working, directly through having to pay more in hospitals and emergency services and indirectly from that person not participating in the economy.It's not only a question of choices, not only a question of costs, but also of social opportunity costs.