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You're missing the point completely, If a private Ivy League institution wants to redistribute wealth, that's fine. One must opt in to be part of that group, and it only affects members who choose to be part of that group, knowing the consequences. If the federal government wants to, it's much different as one's choice to belong to a national government is much less free.

Yes, also getting a scholarship to an Ivy League implies hard work on the part of the recipient whereas welfare can be abused by free-riders.

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