The Citizen's Share: Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century

Author: Joseph R. Blasi, Richard B. Freeman, Douglas L. Kruse


by Alex3917   2017-12-17
> Welfare does the opposite of this. It helps people merely subsist, not strive for greatness.

I mean the entire United States was founded on the belief that welfare unlocks greatness, because the founding fathers all believed that citizens wouldn't contribute to having a republic unless they shared in the ownership of the means of production. It's not like this is some crazy new experiment, we've been doing this for hundreds of years with everything from cod fisheries in the 1700s, the homestead act in the 1800s, ESOPs in the 1900s, tech startups in the 2000s, etc.