Thank you, great article! It boggles the mind that the exceedingly simple concept of “fixing poverty by giving poor people some f**king money” is so hard to get across — even as evidence such as this, referenced in the article, just keeps mounting.
— because let’s be honest; it’s not like this has thus far been unknowable. Most of it’s pretty intuitive, and most people who’ve actually experienced poverty already know. To wit, an almost profanity-free rant from Cracked’s John Cheese: http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-things-politicians-will-never-understand-about-poor-people/