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EARNING ONE'S WAY

From the June 1957 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Objection is sometimes raised concerning "paternalistic" trends in government, that people are thereby encouraged to expect something for nothing—a good living and security without paying the price; that this tendency fosters a desire for benefits without sufficient exertion to earn them. This objection is based on the natural law that requires the debit and credit sides of life to be kept in balance and demonstrates that in the long run we have only what we earn.