Is Public Assistance a Subsidy or Tax to Employers?

Featuring Ryan Bourne and Caleb O. Brown

Senator Bernie Sanders believes that public assistance benefits provided to workers constitute subsidies to their employers. He couldn’t be more wrong, according to Ryan Bourne.

Related paper: “Government and the Cost of Living: Income‐​Based vs. Cost‐​Based Approaches to Alleviating Poverty,” by Ryan Bourne