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Welfare reform a must: McClure

Author of a major review of Australia's complex welfare system urges an overhaul.

There are tantalizing signs of liberal reforms in North Korea

In a fast-changing region, one thing has long been a constant: the utter disregard that the mafia dynasty ruling North Korea evinces for the welfare of ordinary people. So growing evidence of liberalising reforms in North Korea is tantalising. "Reform" remains a taboo word in the North. Show More Summary

Treasury secretary wants super, welfare reform

John Fraser bemoans level of political debate about economic ideas.

Welfare (to work)?

I spent Sunday morning in a coffee shop in Bangor being interviewed by Ciaran Tracey of BBC NI Spotlight about the Stormont version of the coalition government’s welfare reforms. The interview will form part of tonight’s Spotlight investigation (BBC1 NI at 10:40pm). So what’s my angle? Well, simply put, it’s this. The welfare reforms, as more...

Welfare Reform Kills II

How much is a human life worth ? Michelle Chen links to and discusses a new study which concludes that welfare reform reduced life expectancy. I am reminded of an earlier study (there is overlap — the new study analysed the results of two actual experiments one of which was analysed in the old study)

Open thread for night owls: The real costs of 'welfare reform'

Is Welfare Reform Causing Earlier Deaths? A recent public health study tests the hypothesis that welfare can be shut off like a leaky faucet and the poor will suddenly become motivated toward self-sufficiency. For those budgetary savings,...Show More Summary

The Homeless Pod is Back – Social Welfare in Action

3 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Whilst our glorious leaders at Stormont have spent the majority of the week (month…year…??) debating welfare reform in the millions and sometimes hundreds of millions, a small band of dedicated souls have been hard at work making a positive influence without the caterwauling of an army of civil servants, lobbyists, media types and other interested more...

Welfare Reform: Are the SDLP showing real policy leadership or just grandstanding?

3 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Welfare Reform, austerity, cuts and Tories-these are the words of the day at Stormont. Here are some of the pictures doing the rounds from the SDLP about the Welfare Reform bill A full list of the amendments to the Welfare Reform bill can be found here Then the SDLP put this out there Arguments for more...

Enlisting Farmers in the Cause of Animal Welfare

We are seeing major reforms in the veal, pig, and laying hen industries and we hope to see the end of the era of intensive confinement. Photo: iStockphoto I was pleased to be the keynote speaker on Friday morning in Omaha at the annual...Show More Summary

Counting the cost of Welfare Reform

3 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

One of the most significant outcomes of the Stormont House Agreement was an agreement to extend to Northern Ireland the reforms to the welfare system that have been introduced in Great Britain. These reforms were persistently blocked by Sinn Féin, who did not want to endorse what they termed “Tory cuts”. The Treasury has fined more...

Improving Child Welfare: Why Community-Based Prevention Must be Part of the Reform Equation

Already in the first weeks of 2015, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the county's acting Chief Executive Officer have taken action to improve collaboration and make structural changes that should speed up child welfare system reforms. Such reforms are much needed and timely. Show More Summary

Could Free Community College Change Norms Like Welfare Reform Did?

Richard V. Reeves: When norms change, so does the context for policy calculations. The idea of free community college has the potential to be a norm-shifting policy, one with bigger effects than current models would imply.

George Will Thinks the Mortgage Interest Deduction Is Destroying the American Character

They may be some case here, but of course that is not George Will is actually arguing. He is pulling numbers from outer space to tell a story of a run away welfare state. As he quotes that great welfare reformer of the past, Daniel Patrick...Show More Summary

Another ‘Flaw’ in the plan for an Historical Inquiries Unit…

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

Cillian McGrattan made a good point in yesterday’s Newsletter… The latest attempt at providing a policy programme for dealing with the past, flags, parades and welfare reform, the Stormont House Agreement (SHA), is an ambiguous document that contains many unanswered questions. One critically important grey area concerns the role of the Irish government in any more...

State of the Animal Union

President Obama’s second term in office has been a fruitful one for animals, but a number of key reforms await final approval and deep problems remain when it comes to animal welfare. Today’s front page news story in the New...       ...Show More Summary

New ideas by L.A. County leaders are welcome -- but are they right?

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Los Angeles County government is in the midst of an intriguing organizational shake-up. In one move announced Thursday, the office of the chief executive was reconfigured to make it easier to implement reforms in child welfare and the Sheriff's Department. That's encouraging, at least in...

Reforming the Disability Welfare State?

The number of people ages 18-64 receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) under the Old-Age, Survivors and Disability (OASDI) program has increased dramatically in the recent past. Ana Swanson (Washington Post, Wonk Blog) has brief piece that focuses on SSDI. Show More Summary

One million expected to lose food stamps in 2016

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The ill effects of the 1996 welfare reform will reverberate 20 years later in 2016, when harsh rules limiting assistance are likely to resume as unemployment rates fall. The 1996 law imposed a three-month federal time limit on food assistance to unemployed adults who aren't disabled and don't have dependents. Show More Summary

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