Oxfam Total Fail on Poverty

In it’s first sentence, the article is demeaning, offensive, inaccurate and misleading.

What follows is the typical drivel:

Make rich people richerer; the poor have only thmselves to blame.

More to the point, the author is disengenuously conflating Soviet
style economies, which were all about command and control, with actual
redistribution.  From what I’ve seen, giving money to the poor in
market economies works pretty well.  Look at the Earned Income Credit
in the US, or various experiments in guaranteed annual income in
northern Europe.

John Levine

Why Oxfam is getting it wrong about poverty


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