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The Trouble With The Poverty Line   Leave a comment

Marion Matthew supports herself and her son in New York City on $23,000 a year. According to the government, she does not live in poverty.Link:

Summary: The Planet Money team investigates the outdated qualifications for the Poverty Line in America and the need for a new formula to alleviate the suffering. This podcast includes a brief history of the Poverty Line.

Original Air Date: September 20, 2013

Length: 11 minutes 47 seconds


Is Welfare ‘A Rational Alternative To Work’?   Leave a comment

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Summary: Michael Tanner, a senior fellow from Cato Institutes argues that choosing welfare may be a sound economic decision. How does the system set up choice for individuals? Considers the system, its incentives and the implications for rational economic actors.

Original Air Date: October 4, 2013

Length: 6 min

Posted November 15, 2013 by leonidhapulluqi in Ethics, Incentives, Planet Money, Unemployment

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