Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/09/both-politics-and-policy-all-beats-some
Nice article. Let’s remember that means testing and related measures are part of the former of divide and conquer control mastery. The stigma issue is an important one, one that I have fortunately never had to grapple with myself. My empathy has piqued at seeing others do the “look-around-to-see-who-is-watching” thing before food benefits were put on more discreet plastic cards. Dignity is a human right.
Add a rider to this program, that the majority of food must be acquired from small, local, farmers using sustainable farming practices, and you have a win-win.