The Folly of Subsidizing Unemployment

Intuitively it seems obvious:  if you subsidize unemployment you’re going to get more of it!    Now the obvious truth has been documented by academia.   Robert Barro is an economics professor at Harvard University, and a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

The simple principle of incentives is what is overlooked,  intentionally it must be,  by government.  If you raise taxes you’ll get less revenue reported to the IRS to tax, and more in the underground tax-free economy,  including many illegals.  If you reward families without fathers, you’ll create more families without fathers.  If you reward people who work, you’ll get more working people.

Incentives matter!!!

If the simple truth were reconized in Washington a lot of our troubles would be over.  Read Full Article

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