Government handouts destroy the motivation of corporations and individuals to do better.
When corporations go bankrupt, it seems like a sad event, but in reality it is clearing market room for new entries to be able to start up and take share. Instead of allowing corporations to go bankrupt in the 2007 market crash and in the 2020 market crash, we have given them massive government handouts. This shuts down entrepreneurs and make sure that walking dead corporations keep going with their terrible practices.
The same thing happens when you give individuals handouts, whether those handouts be in the form of pandemic aid, welfare, or social security. They’re less motivated to work and often just don’t.