Most people believe that society has a moral obligation toward its poor and its needy—and that something must be done, politically, to help them.
Is this the right way to think about the poor and society? Are these issues for the whole of society to decide? Are they political problems that need to have imposed political solutions? How would one think about issues surrounding the poor, handicapped or needy from a more individualist perspective rather than a collectivist perspective?
Join Aaron Smith in examining the question: What should society do about the poor?