Monday, July 23, 2018

Thomas Sowell On Welfare

Thomas Sowell is great here but one fascinating item in this video of a 1980 debate is that Sowell is debating Pennsylvania Secretary of Welfare, Helen O'Banion, who states that only 12% of families are not intact. Of course, the welfare programs she is advocating has pushed that number much higher today. As the screen text indicates by 2008 the number is three times as high, and it remains at that level today. Something that Sowell warned about in the clip by pointing out that welfare provides perverse incentives.