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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Demand for Government Benefits Falls


“Three years after the recession officially ended, most of the nation’s safety-net programs finally are serving fewer people, an analysis of government data shows. The downward trend that started with unemployment insurance in 2010 and welfare benefits in 2011 has reached food stamps, which have seen a two-month dip—the first time that’s happened under President Obama.” (USA Today)

We need to rediscover mutual aid.

FEE Timely Classic
“Friendly Societies: Voluntary Social Security and More” by John Chodes