Cash grants to people with unexpected bills successfully prevents homelessness


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/12/cash-grants-to-people-with-une.html


#2

Yes, great news. Researchers have figured out that literally the least you could do as a civilized society to reduce the unnecessary suffering induced by societal negligence and market worship may also be palatable to cold-hearted, self-interested taxphobics. Excuse me while we laugh this off and continue to do far less than that.


#3

But, but, but…

Socialism!


#4

Awesome program. Sucks though that the common sense it manifests so directly counters pigheaded American individualism.


#5

Next you’ll tell me that, in their capacity as still-housed-and-not-vastly-destabilized members of society, these peoples’ lifetime earnings, educational outcomes, etc. were sufficiently improved that the cash grants ended up having a net positive effect even outside of humanitarian considerations…


#6

How dare we help these people!! They are sinners in not believing in Ayn Rand and America and Supply Side Jesus!!

– American “Patriot” and Dumpf supporter.


#7

As you know, there is no such thing as ‘society’ only individuals and corporate persons.


#8

THIS is why laws against homeless people are so important. If we make the homeless someone else’s problem, then we can keep the money from both programs!


#9

A better program would be to catalog and sort what these unexpected and devastating costs are, and then try to find a way to stop them from happening in the first place.

#zomgkenyanmuslimsocialismwhataboutdoctorchoiceblahblahblah


#10

Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?


#11

Many can’t go there, and many would rather die.


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#13

They had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.


#14

Was reading something the other day that said the best times for middle class 'murica was the opening of the west & post WWII. The Homestead act & the GI bill, huge instances of cash & kind grants. Why do people think making sure the workers who create the wealth get a fair share of it is wrong?


#15

That’s a good question… also add people of color and women to that question, and you’ll have the question of American history, I think.

A++!


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