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In election year, Germany's Merkel slams SPD plan to revise labor reforms

STRALSUND, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit out at her coalition partners on Saturday for proposing revisions to welfare reforms credited with driving the country's economic success, ahead of elections in which their candidate has moved in front of her in some polls.

Entitled – “What theatre should be – critical and a little bit political” (The MAC until Sat 18 + tour)

ENTITLED – Entitled to benefits? Dignity? Protection? A new play asks how much difference the welfare reform mitigations make on the ground? How fair are the processes? How do politicians square up their talk about equality and adoration of figures like Winifred Carney with the legacy of welfare reform in Northern Ireland? The MAC, SCORE, more...

Republicans Pave The Way To Drug Test Poor And Jobless

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? President Donald Trump said in his inaugural address that his administration would “get our people off of welfare and back to work.” Trump hasn’t said much about how he’d reform welfare. But other members of his party have...Show More Summary

BREAKING: 41,000 Welfare Recipients Just Received The Brutal News

Many Americans have long advocated for welfare reform, to prevent people from being able to spend their entire lives on welfare without ever looking for a job or attempting to

Two decades after welfare reform, more deep poverty and fewer college degrees (rerun)

While The Pump Handle is on holiday break, we are republishing some of our favorite posts from the past year. This one is from August 2016: Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton signed the “Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity...Show More Summary

Breaking news: Sodexo, Panera Bread announce major reforms for broiler chicken welfare

In our industrial food production system, broiler chickens are genetically manipulated to grow so fast, they’re barely able to walk by the end of their lives, which is usually only about 47 days. Photo by iStockphoto We’re building major...Show More Summary

Kuwait's anti-austerity lawmakers threaten reform plans

KUWAIT (Reuters) - A parliament packed with lawmakers who oppose wage cuts and taxes, and who want to keep Kuwait's sumptuous welfare state intact, is threatening the government's attempts to close a gaping budget deficit.

A Sweeping Reform Of The Foster Care System Is Within Reach But Hanging By A Thread

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? Responding to an outcry from a sprawling network of group homes in North Carolina, Sen. Richard Burr (R) led a surprise rebellion this week against a sweeping reform of the child welfare system that had already passed the House of Representatives by a unanimous voice vote. For at least a decade, Burr’s fellow Republican, Sen. Show More Summary

Thought of the Day: Why Animal Welfare Reform is Not Helping Animals

This was originally published on December 1, 2016 on the Abolitionist Approach Facebook page. If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings....Show More Summary

Economic reforms weigh on Kuwait's parliamentary election

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwaitis vote on Saturday for a new parliament the government hopes will help push through reforms to a lavish welfare state to curb a budget deficit caused by weak oil prices.

Race, Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, Trump, Prison Abolition, Welfare Reform, Pulse Orlando: #Teachingthedisaster through Crowdsourced Syllabi

The 2016 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association — or #AAA2016 #amanth2016 — just concluded in Minneapolis. I’ve been attending these meetings since 1993, and this was the most politicized, energized one I have experienced. Show More Summary

British welfare reforms trampled on disabled rights: U.N. inquiry

GENEVA (Reuters) - Britain's cost-cutting welfare reforms gravely or systematically violated the rights of disabled people, according to a United Nations inquiry published on Monday that was rejected by Britain.

Some Long-Awaited Answers on the Long-Term Impact of Cash Assistance

In the search for ways to reform the flawed current welfare system, some form of basic income guarantee has received more attention. My colleague Michael Tanner has reviewed some of the related pros and cons, but most of those studies confined themselves to the immediate to short-run impact on work, leaving many important questions unanswered. Show More Summary

It’s Time To Call The Liberal’s Social Welfare ‘Reforms’ What They Really Are: Class Warfare

Changes to the unemployment benefits scheme are not about helping people find work, writes Peter Krupp. They’re about waging war against the poor and disenfranchised. Australia’s unemployed are being exposed to a system which Christian Porter, the Minister for Social Services, has blatantly admitted is supposed to be undesirable by design. He argues this is [...]Show More Summary

Letters: my prescription for the NHS is a new Beveridge report…

Wholesale examination and reform is the only way to make our welfare services fit for purpose in the 21st century With parents who were scared if we children became ill because of the “doctor’s bills”, we welcomed the 1942 Beveridge report, which led to the NHS (“Our hospitals are on brink of collapse”, News, last week). Continue reading...

Plato Would Be Proud of American Welfare Reform, Despite Warnings

By: Michael Hamilton Twenty years ago this August 22, a Republican-led Congress and Democratic President Bill Clinton approved landmark welfare reform legislation that has since proven its worth countless times to Americans most in need. Show More Summary

After Welfare Reform, Immigrants Thrived Without Federal Benefits

Twenty years ago last week, Congress enacted the most extensive welfare reform law since the 1960s, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. Cato scholars have long championed a particular aspect of the reform...Show More Summary

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