I don't think anyone in Europe would recognize US welfare as resembling
anthing that we would consider welfare
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Brian D Williams
Sent: 24 July 2001 15:14
Subject: re: capitalist religion
From: Miriam English <email@example.com>
>>Brian D Williams wrote:
>>And for the record [guaranteed income] has been tested
>>empirically, it was called welfare, and it created a series of
>>much bigger problems in addition to not solving the one it was
>Interesting how you simply dismiss the subject, in line with your
I dismiss it in line with the evidence.
>Take a quick look at the countries that use welfare. They have
>managed to give the poor a chance to get back into mainstream
>society. Contrast that against countries with little or no welfare
>that have absolutely horrendous poverty and suffering.
The U.S. is a country that uses welfare, it has been a disaster.
As a pluralist others are free to pursue whatever strategies they
>Yes, welfare has problems, but it is leaps and bounds ahead of
>ensuring a permanent starving underclass.
Welfare has been a disaster, in the U.S it has helped create and
maintain such an underclass.
Thats why we're doing away with it.
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