It’s a Bad Idea to Hit Anyone with Tax Jump – June 20, 2012
Ontario’s popular new measure to tax the rich will, unsurprisingly to those who understand how economic incentives work, very likely create more economic costs than benefits, according to a new analysis from the C.D. Howe Institute.
Vehicles Improve Earning Potential – October 28, 2009
"There is always this assumption that people on welfare and low-income earners can just use the bus and that is the most appropriate form of transportation for them,'' said Taylor, adding riding the bus is not necessarily the best alternative to owning a car.
Welfare Reform – August 19, 2008
Firstly, the government has an absolutely crucial role to play in helping those who can’t provide for themselves. However, we have to be smart about how we help them. We have learnt that just giving money without any expectations creates a cycle of dependency that leaves many families mired in poverty and abuse, unable to take control of their lives.
Social Assistance That Really Helps – July 25, 2007
The latest changes to social assistance in Manitoba emphasize work as the key to moving from welfare to independence. But does this plan recognize the real obstacles faced by the poor and those who advocate for them?
Making Welfare Work – June 2, 2007
Lasting and meaningful welfare reform will come about only when we reduce incentives to stay on welfare, pare back the chunk taken out of every paycheque in various taxes, and use public funds effectively.
Harry Lehotsky, Inner-City Preacher, Activist and Change Agent – July 13, 2006
Many social agencies are "poverty pimps," living high off the hog while their clients remain trapped in dysfunctional neighbourhoods? A front-line perspective from a Winnipeg icon.
The Triumph of Welfare Reform – September 1, 2004
Do falling welfare caseloads mean more misery for the poor, or is something else at work?
Re-inventing Child and Family Services – April 15, 2003
Separating administration from delivery works wonders for child welfare services in 3 American states.
A Conversation with David Beito – July 21, 2000
They were tremendously important. If you wanted to find where the center of community was in an urban neighbourhood or a small town you would often go to the lodge.
Welfare Before Government Welfare – July 17, 2000
It makes sense for people to make provision for their welfare, and they did it through mutual-aid societies.
Welfare Reform Works In Wisconsin – April 13, 1998
In Wisconsin, attaching the handouts to a work requirement has benefitted everyone.
Who's Better Off With Alberta's Welfare Reform? – November 3, 1997
A revealing study done by the Canada West Foundation of Calgary shows that the reforms implemented to get people off of welfare did not at all really affect previous welfare users negatively.