[ExI] Friedman and negative income tax

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Tue May 5 17:09:41 UTC 2009

--- On Tue, 5/5/09, Brent Neal <brentn at freeshell.org> wrote:
> On 5 May, 2009, at 9:53, Dan wrote:
>>  (I've lived in neighborhoods full of able-bodied
>> pre-retired people who just collected check.)
> Can you give an example, with specifics? Not that I don't
> believe you, mind, but I'm curious what bound this
> neighborhood together. I quite honestly don't know anyone,
> that given a chance to work on their own projects regardless
> of income wouldn't jump at the chance. Not "just lay
> around", but volunteer with various groups, sing, play
> music, learn a new skill, etc. And primarily, these are
> people who are no more than lower middle class
> socioeconomically, not just the overeducated uppermiddle
> class brainiac types.

For almost all of my childhood, I lived in poor neighborhoods around the US.  And by poor, I mean many if not most people were on some form of public assistance.




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