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The doctors dividing their incomes to support large families don't harm the country. The government officials going corrupt to support large families do.

Put another way, the problem isn't that people put their families' needs above their own, it's that they put their families' needs above random strangers' rights--a very natural human behavior in some circumstances, but also sometimes a very pernicious one






I'd suggest that the doctors dividing their incomes to support large families *does* harm the country. If making a lot of money means you can't keep it and have to give it to three dozen desperately poor relatives, it's going to be hard to accumulate money to do something, like pay to educate yourself or your kids, invest money in a business, or buy any personal item that might give you a long term chance of bettering yourself or your family (such as a car, a home in a better neighborhood, etc.) The result is that your relatives gain a safety net, but no individual ever gets to escape poverty.

It's actually a well known phenomenon.
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