poverty

Explaining U.S. Social Safety Net to Scandinavians is Utterly Embarrassing

UBI, and candidates who are committed to making it the law are where we need to be investing our energy, not in charity, tweaking failed Welfare "to Work" policies state to state, not in passing out sandwiches and Thanksgiving turkeys.

Scarcity, Misdeeds, and Violence? Or Universal Basic Income?

Andrew Yang, Presidential candidate writes, "A culture of scarcity is a culture of negativity. They attack each other. Tribalism and divisiveness go way up."

Disastrous Homelessness Policy Makes Us All Crazy

This month, we read that a woman set another woman afire at a shelter in Queens, New York after an argument. In 2016, a man was practically beheaded at a Manhattan shelter after an argument gone bad. A DHS spokesperson said of the fire starter, “this unconscionable act goes against everything we stand for.” This [...]

Stuff that Makes No Sense: United States

What if legislators LEGISLATED that the dollar amount of a Food Stamp monthly benefit match the amount the USDA itself says is needed to buy the amount and quality of food that keeps a person alive?

A candidate for President wants a Universal Basic Income

Andrew Yang, a not-for-profit and for profit entrepreneur is running for President of the United States. I for one couldn't be happier. Those who have been reading me for some time, and those who know me, know that I couldn't be sicker of the current public "assistance" system: the one that distributes insufficient amounts of [...]

By |2018-11-23T18:55:14+00:00February 11th, 2018|Featured, Politicians, all types|0 Comments

Pro-soda group’s “concern” for poor is bull-doo

So now, are we to believe that the pro-soda, pro-diabetes, pro-obesity lobby is coming to the defense of the poor in the United States? If the anti-soda tax people cared, they'd get behind a Universal Basic Income.

FDR’s Freedom from Want: Time to Remember

- Photo by John Simoes (jsfotographic.tumblr.com) - FDR despised soup kitchens and bread lines and thought them to be shameful evidence of our failure to create income distribution policies for our people.

By |2018-01-06T13:04:05+00:00December 27th, 2017|Politicians, all types, Poverty and income|0 Comments

The Christmas Basket (A conversation starter for your post-holiday hangover)

To say the chosen families needed the help more than the others was to advertise that they were particularly destitute, since everyone in room was poor, including by the way the teachers, who made about $12 an hour.

By |2018-11-23T18:48:08+00:00November 19th, 2017|Poverty and income, Universal Basic Income, Women|0 Comments