How could be possible that our welfare system punishes the poor for working more? Yes, it’s absurd. But as absurd as it is, it all comes down to the fact that many welfare programs are designed in a way that can make a breadwinner and his/her family worse off when they start earning more.

As well-intentioned as you think welfare programs may be, cases like this illustrate that they are structured in a way that creates economic dependency, not economic freedom.

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