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Indeed, an example of social welfare programs that create more wealth than they cost are those for children.

It's unfortunate that so little is spent on cheap basic and preventative healthcare for them - as it would cost so little money to vastly improve the future 50+ or so years of their existence.

Instead, at the very last year of life, enormous amounts are spent trying practically all of the most modern, expensive treatments available.

Yes, I know... I'm cruel for making this comparison. But, you know, money is a finite resource due to this thing called "scarcity"

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