NYT: That White Working Class Needs More Welfare

Paul Krugman disagrees with Williamson about the remedy.

7 comments:

Tom said...

There's the Progressive pitch for their votes.

Texan99 said...

If Krugman disagrees, that's enough for me!

Grim said...

Heh. There's a chance they might both be wrong.

Edith Hook said...

That is the cargo cult answer. If you GIVE people "free sh!t" they will be Middle Class. AmIrite? Did I win?


Texan99 said...

Sadly, you can't give them an economy, either.

Joel Leggett said...

Welfare only encourages dependence which, in turn, discourages self-reliance and independence. The more you provide the more worthless people dependent on it become. Just look at what it's done to Scotland, a socialist welfare wasteland. A country that once produced some of the greatest warriors, thinkers, and artists now boasts the highest rates of obesity and heart disease in Europe. They lost their traditional regiments because Scotts wouldn't enlist in them anymore.

The last thing the "white working class" needs is more handouts and government encouraged dependency.

Ymar Sakar said...

The Democrats have a better system of slavery these days than they ever had in 1830-1860. I applaud them for their human livestock farming improvements, even as I side against their war against humanity.