Friday, December 6, 2013
Angry Bear on Food Stamps and Dependency
Since dependency is the false belief that causes more damage to the American polity than anything else I can think of (with the possible exception of climate change, but the negative effects of a belief in dependency are a threat here and now while climate change is a future threat), I feel the need to link to another Angry Bear post commenting on a paper examining the impact of food stamps on health and use of government programs later in life. Like other research on the subject, it confirms that receipt of government benefits increases self-sufficiency later in life. As I've stated many times, the actual research points in the opposite direction that hacks like Paul Ryan claim. False ideological claims, like the dependency hypothesis, are doing untold damage to our Republic.