Besides the fact that this would save a lot of money, work is the best solution for poverty. I know this because it has been my life’s work.
According to Nicholas Eberstadt’s “A Nation of Takers ,” in 1960, only 0.65% of the working-age population was receiving disability; that compares with 5.6% today. Additionally, the government has become much more lenient in its definition of “disabled,” making it harder to bar undeserving applicants. We should have known all along: Work is the optimal solution. Why? Work maximizes a person’s capacity to achieve economic self-reliance. Work socializes people and instills a sense of personal responsibility. Work connects behavior with consequences and permits people to earn the admiration and respect of their spouses and children by supporting them.