At the Hoover Institution’s site, an anecdote about contemporary mores:
“Hanson was in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart one day when he saw a young woman struggling to move a big screen television into her Honda. When he went over to help her, he noticed that she was holding an EBT card, a government-issued debit card for cash and food stamps.
“Hanson told her, ‘You shouldn’t be using the food card to buy the big screen TV.’ She told him to mind his own business.”
In my family’s budget, buying a big-screen television has never made the cut. So the anecdote gives me the encouraging thought: Maybe I’m eligible for food stamps!
Moral hazard, thy name is legion.