A couple of months ago, we reported on a charity called GiveDirectly that’s trying to help poor people in the developing world in an unusual way: by sending them money with no strings attached.
The idea behind this is simple. Poor people know what they need, and if you give them money they can buy it.
But to some veterans of the charity world, giving cash is worrisome.
Well, sure. Becaue then they lose not only the ability to control the lives of those they “help,” but they endanger the very reasons for their own existence.
This would never work in America, though, where the welfare class has been so degraded by generations of carefully controlled “help” that they probably would spend all that money on dope, booze, and ugly footgear.