Why do conservatives dislike programs that are meant to improve the conditions of people's lives?  (See below)To right-wing thinkers, the methods that left-wing politicians would use to achieve...

Why do conservatives dislike programs that are meant to improve the conditions of people's lives?  (See below)

To right-wing thinkers, the methods that left-wing politicians would use to achieve the goal of "improving the conditions of life" are unacceptable because they involve

A. Economically penalizing those who have demonstrated self-reliance and initiative.

B. The creation of an economic system dominated by a small group of corporations.

C. The elimination of state-financed programs that offer economic security for all.

D. Restricting the freedom of workers to organize and bargain collectively.

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If you understand what "right-wing" means, you should be able to get this question.  In the context of economics, right-wingers believe that government should not interfere and that individual workers and individual employers should make whatever deals they want with one another.  They believe that this will allow the people who have the most talent and the most drive to get ahead.  These people will help improve the country's economy.

Once you understand this, you will see that A is the right answer.  Conservatives believe that government efforts to help the poor penalize those who work hard by taking their money away via taxation.  They believe that these programs then reward people who do not have as much talent or drive.  For this reason, they think that those sorts of programs are bad for the society and the economy.

For this reason, A is the right answer.

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