Does reverse racism exist?0 Posts
America's social safety net
Does the social safety net need to be cut back?3 Posts
Sanctions on Syria
The US should impose new sanctions on the Syrian regime1 Posts
Forced labor in detention facilities
People in immigration custody should not be forced to do labor4 Posts
The death penalty
Should the death penalty be allowed?8 Posts
The DACA and DREAM act
The DACA and DREAM act are good for America1 Posts
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
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
It's not a little bit of work, it's inhumane imprisonment imposed based on someone's place of birth.
Exactly. Decades of history have proven that the death penalty does not keep murderers from committing their awful crimes.
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.