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Kaja

Kaja

Hi! I'm Kaja, I'm a freelance journalist in the Middle East and love debating the news and politics.
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April 17, 2018 11:48:29

It's not that most Americans live in poverty their entire life, but they will experience poverty at some point in their lives. The US does not have a generous safety net, it has the weakest safety net of Western countries and study has proved that child poverty cost the state $1.03 trillion in 2015. So not only would a better safety net make sense from a social perspective, it would also be beneficial costwise. https://academic.oup.com/swr/advance-article/doi/10.1093/swr/svy007/4956930 http://inequality.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/Pathways-SOTU-2016-Safety-Net-2.pdf

 
April 10, 2018 10:14:51

Interesting.. I think it's generally a good idea but I also believe it's important to give people jobs fitting their skills and tasks that can help them prepare for their return into society. The biggest reason to be opposed this kind of labor seems to be that it's on the verge of enslavement, because of poor wages, the lack of benefits and no option to refuse. I read this (kind of old) article: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/dec/09/prison-work-program-ohsa-whole-foods-inmate-labor-incarceration

 
April 10, 2018 10:02:54

It's not a little bit of work, it's inhumane imprisonment imposed based on someone's place of birth.

 
March 30, 2018 15:32:11

Exactly. Decades of history have proven that the death penalty does not keep murderers from committing their awful crimes.

 
March 30, 2018 11:41:17

Trial costs and the costs of incarceration are higher due to the need of more attorneys, investigtors and experts. Further, the jury selection process takes longer as well as the penalty phase.


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