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Leah Hamilton: Why Basic Income Could Address Issues of Welfare Programs

The Basic Income Podcast
The Basic Income Podcast
Leah Hamilton: Why Basic Income Could Address Issues of Welfare Programs
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We often mention that our current welfare programs have serious inefficiencies, bottlenecks and unnecessary filters, and on this episode, we delve into the tragic human toll these bureaucratic issues cause. Dr. Leah Hamilton, Associate Professor at Appalachian State University and author of Welfare Doesn’t Work:┬áThe Promises of Basic Income for a Failed American Safety Net, has studied the welfare state in the U.S. and gotten to know families that have been torn apart as a result of asset limits and other harmful criteria in our benefit programs. She joined the podcast to discuss these problems and why basic income could be a solution.