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For Once, I Hope Paul Krugman Is Right

TooTired Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 8:00 PM
Welfare recipients are not required to work. As you say, if there are few jobs, it would be impossible to require a TANF client to obtain employment. What they are required to do--or have been required to do--is engage in activities that prepare them for employment and do such things as apply for child support...which, oddly enough, many of them are reluctant to do. (This is frequently a sign that the child's daddy is living in the home, despite the client's claim otherwise.) Many man hours are taken up with ensuring that our TANF clients are attending the programs they have agreed to; many clients getting cash assistance get kicked out or withdraw voluntarily because they don't want to spend the time.

It’s not often that I read something by Paul Krugman and think, “Good point, I hope he’s correct.”

After all, I had to correct Krugman’s inaccurate analysis of Estonia, and also point out the errors in what he wrote about the United Kingdom. And I also noted mistakes he made when writing about Canada and France.

And let’s not forget his absurd...