Robert Reich couldn't have been more spot on about modern conservatism. (And Spencer had no objections to private charities.)No hurt feelings here. I pointed out where he was right and where he was not. And then you responded to my critique...oh wait.
Spencer viewed private charity positively, encouraging both voluntary association and informal care to aid those in need, rather than relying on government bureaucracy or force. He further recommended that private charitable efforts would be wise to avoid encouraging the formation of new dependent families by those unable to support themselves without charity. -- Offer, John (2006). An Intellectual History of British Social Policy. Bristol: Policy Press. pp. 38, 142. ISBN 1-86134-530-5.