Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.