Does welfare corrupt the poor?
ideas are so deeply ingrained in the American popular imagination as
the belief that government aid for poor people will just encourage bad
yet, to a significant degree, it is wrong. Actual experience, from the
richest country in the world to some of the poorest places on the
planet, suggests that cash assistance can be of enormous help for the
poor. And freeing them from what President Ronald Reagan
memorably termed the “spider’s web of dependency
” — also known as forcing the poor to swim or sink — is not the cure-all for social ills its supporters claim.
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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.
His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:
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