Air-punching quote of the day

Studies from all over the world drive home the exact same point: free money helps. Proven correlations exist between free money and a decrease in crime, lower inequality, less malnutrition, lower infant mortality and teenage pregnancy rates, less truancy, better school completion rates, higher economic growth and emancipation rates.

‘The big reason poor people are poor is because they don’t have enough money’, economist Charles Kenny, a fellow at the Center for Global Development, dryly remarked last June. ‘It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that giving them money is a great way to reduce that problem.’

Read the whole article for some good leftwing vibrations.  

It’s the right thing to do on every level: ethical, practical, cost-efficient, proven.  And after six years of National Party ministers pulling the ladder up behind them I think it’s a story which could go very far here.

Hat-tip to NRT.

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3 comments

  1. adam

    sorry not putting up right one arrrggg. It’s the video discussing the pointless abortion laws, and the odd things they making women do to get an abortion. Sorry about broken link. The title of video is Pointless, Unnecessary Anti abortion tactic’s pointless, unnecessary. By the young turks.