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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Bloomberg to Pay Lazy People to Not Be So Lazy

I know a thing or two about being lazy. (Why do you think I haven't been blogging). And I hate going to the doctor. So where is my hand-out?
NEW YORK — Poor residents will be rewarded for good behavior — like $300 for doing well on school tests, $150 for holding a job and $200 for visiting the doctor — under an experimental anti-poverty program that city officials detailed Monday.

The rewards have been used in other countries, including Brazil and Mexico, and have drawn widespread praise for changing behavior among the poor. Mayor Michael Bloomberg traveled to Mexico this spring to study the healthy lifestyle payments, also known as conditional cash transfers.

$150 for holding a job? Shouldn't the money you earn working be reward enough?? More here.

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