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Should charities give cash to poor people, no strings attached?

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  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Aug. 30, 2013 9:40 p.m.

    The article only mentions one charity that uses this method. If it doesn't succeed, they will find out soon enough and either discontinue or try something else. It wouldn't be the first time that something a bit counter-intuitive actually works. Does that mean T have a brain, too?

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Aug. 30, 2013 1:06 p.m.

    No.

    Questions?

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 9:13 a.m.

    I do what I can when I can. That's all I can do. There was a time when bumming someone a smoke was no big dill. Now I've know how many smokes is in a pack and how much each one of those smokes cost. It's a big dill now.

  • Badgerbadger Murray, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 7:53 a.m.

    Giving cash has some real risks. It often ends up enabling addictions or supporting illegal activities. That is why I reserve giving cash to people I personally know. At least I have some sense whether the cash will be used to help with needs or to enable wrongdoing.