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Ahaus667 [S] 13 points ago +13 / -0

In his 1516 fictional work, Utopia, the philosopher Thomas More describes a conversation between Portuguese traveller Raphael Nonsenso and the Archbishop of Canterbury, John Morton, in which the former argues that cash handouts provided by the state could reduce theft in the city of Antwerp. “No penalty on earth will stop people from stealing, if it is their only way of getting food,” Nonsenso says. “It would be far more to the point to provide everyone with somne [sic] means of livelihood.”

Don't forget, More also thoroughly utilized slavery in his 'Utopia'

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RoulerBleu 12 points ago +12 / -0

No penalty on earth will stop people from stealing, if it is their only way of getting food

And today, anybody in any develop nation can get enough food to eat themselves fat with wellfare, food banks and charities. Yet they still steal.

It's almost as if being charitable to people who are both greedy and lacking the moral character from stealing just shifts their greed up a notch.

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Soup_Navy_Admiral 6 points ago +6 / -0

Don't forget, More also thoroughly utilized slavery in his 'Utopia'

It's mostly peaceful progressive.