Family and civil society come before the state and the state is there only to serve. As was stated in the earliest modern social encyclical: “If one man hires out to another his strength or skill, he therefore not only expressly intends to acquire a right to the remuneration, but also to the disposal of such remuneration as he pleases. Thus, if he lives sparingly, saves money, and, for greater security invests his savings in land, the land is only his wages under another form. Socialists, by endeavouring to transfer the possessions of individuals to the community, strike at the interests of every wage-earner.” This is the so-called “workers” encyclical which did impose moral obligations on employers, but spoke little of regulation.
This is how morality evolve. Me strong. You do what I say. You no do. I kill you. That’s been like this for thousands of years.
Then we got innovation. People figure out that if morality is like that, there would not be any sucker that do programming, put PC on every household, and pay taxes. So it’s more like, behind me there is God. That God wants you to do the exact same thing I want you to do. If you don’t believe, I kill you. That’s been going quite well.
This is some idea
All government intervention is a combination of tax and subsidy.
For example, minimum wage is tax for small business and subsidy for some privilege worker. Why privilege? When the price do not meet, somebody will be jobless and somebody will be overpaid. Who will be overpaid? Whichever is privileged.
Racist white people usually support minimum wage to keep blacks out of job, for example. Then job is not distributed by supply and demand but by various government regulation like affirmative action.
Here is another.
When people pay tax they think it’s still their money anyway.