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If #DemocraticSocialism is of interest to U, consider California. Strong public assistance programs. Poverty Capital of America w 1 in 4 #Poor. With just 12% of US Population, more than a third of US #Welfare recipients live in #California. 55% of immigrant HHs on public aid.
"In California a mother w 2 kids under 5 who participates in major welfare programs... would receive benefits worth $30,828 per year... Moreover, this benefit package doesn’t include Medicaid, which would be worth roughly $4,459 for this household."
ocregister.com/2015/08/29/cal…
"One of the problems with these welfare systems is they create situations where participants have little incentive to increase work because they would lose most of their earnings through lower benefits or higher taxes"
ocregister.com/2015/08/29/cal…
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A special series of 4 lectures from #AvnerOffer @OxfordESH starting at 5pm this evening @Cambridge_Uni. #econhist #economics
Today's conclusion to #AvnerOffer's first lecture.
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