Cash grants to people with unexpected bills successfully prevents homelessness


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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.


But, but, but…



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


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…


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.


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


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!


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.



Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?


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


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


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?


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.



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