Another Article on the Effect of ‘No Strings’ Cash to the Poor

Not only do people often know best what they themselves need, but there are huge emotional and health benefits that result from people feeling some degree of control over their lives — agency. The very poor deserve that as much as those of us better off do. I love this initiative — similar to microcredit but more radical.

Now if only we could roll back the enforced helplessness that people in the US often feel in relation to health insurance companies, telephone and internet monopolies, big corporations that don’t respond to individuals and even have machines answer their telephone hotlines, and the paternalism of US nanny-state laws, and we might also do better economically and feel more in control of our own lives.

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