News Ending Poverty
posted by August 30 at 14:21 PMon
The solution for poverty? Bloomberg believes it might be paying the poor to do what’s good for them:
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has an unconventional program for ending poverty: incentives.
Bloomberg says that after years of fighting poverty, the government has little to show for its efforts. Now it’s time to try something new. Why not offer incentives to poor people to do things that can benefit them, such as attend school, get a library card or go to the doctor?
One: For capital, the last solution will always be money. Why? Because capital invented the problem of money in the first place.
Two: This “unconventional program” simply reinforces the ancient belief that being poor is morally bad. If you are poor, you do bad things because being poor is being in a situation that is altogether bad. Money is not the root of all evil; Money is the tree of all that begins and ends well.