> [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: >> The main "good" it provides is a negative one, that of keeping >> homelessness and starvation to a low enough level to prevent >> political instability.
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > This of course presumes that the welfare state reduces homelessness > and starvation rather than encouraging it. In politics the appearance is usually more important than the reality. -- Anton Sherwood, http://www.ogre.nu/ --- While I, too, fully agree (statements and inuendos) ... I'd like to challenge the Armchair list for objective data showing the welfare state reducing homelessness, or increasing it, or not. I don't think there are any good studies with good conclusions. Tom Grey