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Connections: Direct Cash Assistance for the Poor?

Nov 18, 2015

Here's an idea: What if, instead of complex government programs, we decided that the best way to help people in poverty is to give them cash? What would happen if we simply gave money directly to poor people?

It might sound odd or troubling to some, but it's an idea that has been tried before. We talk about why the Center for Governmental Research in Rochester thinks it's worth examining here. Our guests: