Saturday, October 17, 2009

I said yesterday:

The problem with welfare isn't welfare. The reason we have folks living off welfare and not working (to the extent that we do) is not because they're lazy. It's because--for many of them (and, again, this falls along color lines, gender lines, etc.)--there's not real opportunity to do much else.

The problem is a lack of opportunity. The market, friends, is not providing. State assistance + opportunity would probably be a better plan than state assistance - opportunity.

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