Category Archives: what we spend on the social safety net

The Social Safety Net Guilt Trip Debunked



A friend posted this very interesting chart on my Facebook page and I thought I would pass it along. When I read the name of the blogger, who was my friend’s source, I got a bit worried about the provenance, but if you look at the small print you will see two sources that readers are more likely to trust. I found this information quite interesting because it is another strong argument for keeping the safety net, and it is not a moral or philosophical or even a sociological argument; it is an empirical argument, an argument based on numbers, which always seems to trump every other kind of argument.