Welfare's Unintended Consequences

A system that hurts those it's intended to help.


Is America's welfare system destroying the incentive to work? That's what Phil Harvey and Lisa Conyers contend in their recent book, The Human Cost of Welfare: How the System Hurts the People It's Supposed to Help

"The prospect of having all your benefits cut off…or a significant part of your benefits cut off makes people look on earning income as risky," says Harvey.

The co-authors sat down with Reason TV's Nick Gillespie to talk about what they learned from hundreds of welfare recipients they interviewed around the country.

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