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Welfare Follow-up

I said I’d follow up on my Welfare rambles, and I intend to keep that promise. Now that I’ve done the whole “I’m not focusing on a middle ground between giving too much unrestricted aid and giving none of it” thing with my last post, it’s time I elaborate from my one-track “Welfare does more good than read more »

“They’re poor–why should they have a nice phone?” and Other Ignorant Things

I’ve heard many people comment on the fact that they notice folks from lower socio economic statuses who struggle with purchasing healthy and/or enough food, but still have a smart phone or an ipod. Generally there’s some response like, “That item is like $200+. That could buy SO many meals–and they complain about struggling economically? read more »