The topic of this essay is:”which promotes greater responsibility, the free market or the welfare state?” The one that promotes greater responsibility is the free market and only the free market. My reason being is because the free market let’s people be true independed on theirselves. But, on the contrary, the welfare state does not promotes greater personal responsibility nor independence. For an example: the free market is like one’s parents who take care of their child/children but let the kid/kids take care of their personal responsibilities . Another example: the welfare state is like a chicken farmer/pet owner that takes care of the animal/animals too much,where the animal/animals become lazy and depended on the chicken farmer/pet owner. That’s why the free market promotes greater responsibility and is better for society because of this. The welfare state on the other hand , decreases the independece of a person or persons into being depended on the welfare state , and thus it is very bad and worse for society. ~Asiyyah B.