There is one right, which man is generally thought to possess, which I
am confident he neither does, nor can, possess: a right to subsistence
when his labour will not fairly purchase it. Our laws indeed say that
he has this right, and bind the society to furnish employment and food
to those who cannot get them in the regular market; but in so doing,
they attempt to reverse the laws of nature.
-- Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834)