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Lots of interesting insights here by diving deeper into the existing GiveDirectly data:

"This isn't an argument against cash — if anything, it's an argument for giving cash to everyone, since people getting it are definitely left better off. But it does suggest that absolute income isn't the only way money makes you happy. How much people were making in relation to others, or relative income, matters too."

"""Second, cash transfers also have positive effects on people not getting them. "We find large positive spillovers on female empowerment, driven mainly by reductions in physical and sexual domestic violence," the researchers write."""

http://www.vox.com/2016/1/23/10810978/cash-transfer-givedirectly-spillover
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I don't necessarily agree with the conclusions / normative claims here, but this article was very enlightening. It's a good read to understand where they're coming from.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/01/08/im-an-oregon-rancher-heres-what-you-dont-understand-about-the-bundy-standoff/
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