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Excellent work, Pamela! It's more than a pity that policymakers ignore evidence, even when it is so plentiful. Welfare (to work) reforms in the mid-1990s shredded safety nets, yet requirements for assistance continue and are even being added. I was pleased that you briefly referred to a basic income guarantee as the obvious alternative to bureaucratic, paternalistic programs for the poor. I'd love to see more about that.

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