When my little girl was learning to talk, her first word after ma-ma and da-da, was "more". This idea of always wanting MORE, is intrinsic to the human heart. A parent who doesn't care about their child would give, give and give some more in order to be liked, having the perception that the child needs to be happy at all costs.
Well, my little girl found out quicker than she could blink, that limits were lovingly placed on her desires.
Liberal progressives have this pie-in-the-sky theory that all humans will eventually love each other if they are just given enough entitlements. Well, they must not have had any children... what are they, a bunch of la-la druggies, I suppose.
The European nations which have been sliding into the la-la land of socialism, are now finding that it would have been better if the nation would have put limits on the entitlements, because the attitude of "more, more, more!" has gotten them into exorbitant debt and few left to pay taxes. When all citizens are brought down to the lowest common denominator, there is no incentive for job creation, or for any kind of government economic growth.
If you bite the hand of the one who feeds you, you will eventually starve yourself out of existence.
I guess these nations have to get back to the basics of life. Get back to the truth and reality of human nature.