Ch 23: On Handouts and Welfare · Ch 25: Helping Locally and Globally

But Who Will Pick Up the Garbage?

If there is a guaranteed basic income for everyone in the world, then who will be motivated to pick up the garbage, repair the plumbing, or grow the food? One of the primary arguments against a guaranteed income for all is that if people have enough to survive, no one will be motivated to do… Continue reading But Who Will Pick Up the Garbage?

Ch 25: Helping Locally and Globally

Can I Convince My Client To Shift Her Spending?

I read your book. It is a great resource. As a legal aid attorney whose focus is bankruptcy and foreclosure, I am wondering if you have any further advice you might be willing to offer on how to deal with expenses which clients perceive as necessities, but which are actually causing their financial ruin? Cable,… Continue reading Can I Convince My Client To Shift Her Spending?

Ch 23: On Handouts and Welfare · Ch 25: Helping Locally and Globally

Donuts or Dollars: Which Is Charitable?

…Oxfam Canada and Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada Inc […] were told they cannot work for the “prevention of poverty,” which is considered political, but can “alleviate poverty,” which is charitable.  Source: CBC News July 3, 2016 It has long intrigued (and bothered) me that, in Canada at least, preventing poverty is not considered charitable. When… Continue reading Donuts or Dollars: Which Is Charitable?

Ch 23: On Handouts and Welfare · Ch 25: Helping Locally and Globally

Should I Give to Panhandlers?

Andrew Hallam, author of the bestselling book The Millionaire Teacher: Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School asked that. In the article below, he reflects on his negative experience, which led him to believe there was no point in doing so… and a story that recently shifted his perspective… https://assetbuilder.com/knowledge-center/articles/why-a-responsible-opinion-is-tougher-than-we-think

Ch 22: Taking the Leap · Ch 23: On Handouts and Welfare · Ch 25: Helping Locally and Globally · fleeing abuse

The Gift of Safety

I was three years out of my teens. Just weeks before, I had married. Today I was fresh out of my first-ever psychiatric hospitalization. “Adjustment disorder” they called it. Surely, I had been fine before this—though perhaps slightly vulnerable to stress—and would be fine again shortly. I was simply taxed, of course, by the move… Continue reading The Gift of Safety