Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Jobs, Not Handouts

Here's an article that calls for providing jobs, not handouts.   This is a much better idea for most people.  While there will always be some who need benefits because they are unable to work (children, frail elders, some disabled people, etc.) there are many more who wish to work but are not permitted to do so.  Even people with mental or physical limitations can often do some sort of work given appropriate accommodations -- frex, any desk job suits limited mobility, working with animals is good for many intellectual disabilities, and Deaf people may not mind an environment whose noise would be hazardous to the Hearing.  There's also no shortage of work that needs doing.  It's just that most societies have disconnected those things. 
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