Comment 40922

By grassroots are the way forward (registered) | Posted May 19, 2010 at 23:58:16

A Smith: Well based on a 44 hour work week, 30,000 per year would work out to $13.11 per hour. Is that a fair amount, well I am sure that many people or families who are living in poverty whether they are the deserving or undeserving poor would be very happy and that most likely those dollars would be spend into the individuals perspective community.

I went to the lecture by Dr Forget, The Town with no Poverty, an experiment that was done during the 1970s. What Dr Forget found was that injuries and illnesses decreased, meaning hospital visits, the diagnosis of mental health issues decreased as well. They found that many children went back to school to further their education, as many children at that time left school to go to work to help their families.

Given the feedback I heard at the forum, I am sure that many here at this blog would gain insight from hearing those voices. How can people make an informed decision about something when they have never heard the voices of those affected.

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