03 April 2018 14:26:25 IST

Handouts discourage work? Not in Alaska

There are mixed feelings about such welfare moves

Handouts by governments, especially before elections, is common. While there is the general impression that such a move can make people lazy or be detrimental to the economy, Alaska says otherwise. Here, such welfare schemes make people work harder, studies show.

To read more, check out this article in Chicago Booth Review .