Working for a Living

A new study of welfare programs in several countries pretty convincingly debunks the common wisdom that “giveaway programs” make poor people lazy. Nearly all the programs studied were “conditional cash transfers,” meaning you had to do something (like getting your kids vaccinated) to get the money. It supports my long-held theory that policy makers on the Left and Right both make a fatal mistake in assuming that poor people are somehow intrinsically different in thought and motivation than the rest of us.

Published in: on November 20, 2015 at 12:07 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. I love it! Excellent article. I also can share my experience in filling forms. Try PDFfiller to fill IRS W-3 here It allows you to to fill out PDF files.

  2. Yes many poor people want to work but barriers such as lack of skills, poor education and no jobs whatsoever prevent them. Plus its not unusual for a person on welfare to be employed. One more thing folks on social security can work as long as they earn under the permitted limit of wages. I know since I worked in a program to help disabled people find employment. I agree with what you wrote here.

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