The cons of giving people cash

Government Cash Handouts Won’t Strengthen Families

Heather Boushey, an economic adviser to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and the executive director of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, has a plan to help American families while attacking inequality. She wants to require that companies give all their employees, both male and female, paid parental leave. Boushey’s idea is far from revolutionary. If anything, it’s the exact opposite: The U.S. is a laggard in this regard — all other developed countries now have mandatory paid leave for mothers and some for fathers as well. ….[READ]