When State “Charity” and the Dignity of Labor Clash

By now I’m sure most of you have seen this chart: It’s from a presentation by Gary Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare in Pennsylvania (factoid: he’s also an ordained deacon in the Armenian Orthodox Church!). It shows the after-tax wages (bottom blue bars) and welfare benefits (upper multicolored bars) available for a hypothetical single mom with two children at various incom... More
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