Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Liberals or Conservatives: Who Likes Financial Incentives More?

Funny how using financial incentives to better the health of poor people is a conservative idea that gets attacked by liberals when we're talking about programs in Latin America. But when the subject is paying poor people in the U.S. to go to health clinics or attend school, the idea is a terrible liberal program that's attacked by conservatives.

Or at least that's the way I read The New York Post's skeptical view on the matter. Interestingly, the headline in the actual paper reads "Free Cash" as opposed to the online version, which was "Pay the Poor Plan; 3G to Pass 5 Tests."

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