Thursday, February 27, 2014

Handouts for Rich and Poor

This video takes on many of the uncomfortable reactions toward poverty programs such as free food, monetary assistance and other handouts. Interestingly, it shows completely opposite reactions when massive corporations receive handouts many times larger than those going to struggling people. The complete lack of any stigma over corporate handouts is very disturbing.

While social bike business programs are not at all about handouts, I still find it an important discussion because social businesses are not yet understood to be different from these programs. We often have to face similar, though misguided reactions from people tired of charity handouts.

Unfortunately, the video doesn't move much past revealing this disturbing situation. Take a look, see what you think and if you have further thoughts please offer them in the comments section.

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