And welfare is no replacement for love. This video by the Acton Institute about Christian stewardship and government welfare makes a strong case against the latter. It helps explain why it is not obviously un-Christian to oppose more than a safety net welfare state and why individual acts of caritas are the only real answers to human spiritual pain:
Honeybees contribute more than $15 billion to the U.S. economy. A short documentary considers how desperate beekeepers are trying to keep their hives alive.