Darwinism and Economic Darwinism
Darwinism offers that random mutations end up driving adaptations that offer survival benefits; survival of the fittest and all that. Secularists, especially lefty secularists, favor Darwinism.
Economic Darwinism offers that peoples (and by extension, nations) must compete economically or regress, but many secularists, especially lefty secularists, don’t favor Economic Darwinism. Instead, they trot out the “social contract” or the President’s “you didn’t build that” argument. Both the social contract and the “you didn’t build that” arguments believe beneficial economic mutations—which are created and driven by our “elites”—will instead offer social survival benefits that are superior to individuals with the freedoms to decide such issues themselves.
As it is, our elites have now burdened us with a sort of Economic Anti-Darwinism where the un-freedom of the welfare state requires the productive support the unproductive. Economic Anti-Darwinism also manages to stick future generations with the bill. It’s kind of like a multi-generational and government-endorsed form of dine and dash (and is generally given a benign sounding Orwellian name).
The disincentives of the anti-freedom and anti-achievement philosophies should be readily apparent in that they bestow power on those who are in a position to “spread the wealth around.” This suggests suggest the only real benefits from the left’s self-invented social contract and “you didn’t build that” arguments are to those in power, that is our “elites.”
Power may corrupt, but ineptness with power is especially dangerous (that assertion is a minor derivation on the whole idiot with initiative thing).