Archive for the ‘Poverty’ Category

Comments Off on Finland Turns Against “Basic Income”

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – I’m conflicted. I’ve repeatedly expressed skepticism about the idea of governments providing a “basic income” because I fear the work ethic will (further) erode if people automatically receive a substantial chunk of money. Moreover, I also fear that a basic income will lead to an ever-expanding burden of government spending, particularly once […]

Comments Off on Responsibility Is the Antidote to the Poverty Mindset

FEE.ORG – Recently a psychologist friend was singing a familiar refrain: “My clients want their problematical circumstances alleviated, but few want to change how they see the world.” Most intransigent among his clients are those with government benefits and mandated weekly therapy. Some have been coming to him for years. Their mindsets are characterized by […]