Under the current system of capitalism, laziness is results in it's own punishment...and rightfully so. After all, if a citizen isn't really motivated to achieve and strive to better themselves, they don't deserve a life on par with someone who is. Of course we have to discount the lazy people born into wealth...that's for another discussion. I bring this up for a discussion with those who would like to see another system other than capitalism. How does socialism or communism punish laziness? Do they enjoy the same circumstances of the more motived achievers. What a horrible view on life that would be. I think motivation and achievement should always be rewarded and laziness, punished.