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Welfare vs. self-reliance: do govt. handouts make us lazier, less productive?

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Discussion started by Tok Staff:
Conservatives and liberals have argued since the Great Depression brought us the first large-scale welfare programs - does welfare make people lazy?
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By John Magee When you let people receive something for doing nothing, how do you intend to motivate them to go out to work in order to earn that same thing? What kind of incentive is it for them to go and work when the government checks are likely to give more?
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