Tag Archive: paternalism

Missouri and Kansas Try To Make Poor People’s Choices For Them


Two new bills that would further regulate the use of welfare benefits gained headlines as the latest examples of paternalism masquerading as policy. Last week, the Kansas legislature passed a bill that would… Continue reading

End Poverty With This One Weird Trick: Why Progressive Millennials Should Embrace the Basic Income


One of the best episodes of The West Wing is “The Crackpots and These Women,” which introduced “Big Block of Cheese Day” to the American political lexicon. On this day, all of the… Continue reading

SNAP: A Window into Entrenched Interests


The SNAP Program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is a perennial punching bag for conservatives and the subject of intense debate for Americans across the political gamut. It crosses major fault… Continue reading