Why does the government provide benefits in-kind?
Directions: There are 2 discussion questions. Write a 250 word response for each one.
Based on the textbook readings, why does the government provide benefits in-kind? Why don’t we just give money to low-income people?
Gwartney,J.D., Stroup,R.L., Sobel,R.S., & Macpherson,D.A. (2018).Economics: Private and public choice (16th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 9781305506725 or similar edition.
Read: Exodus 23; Proverbs 14; 19; 22; 28-29; Luke 2:12-14; 12:22-34; Matthew 17: 24-27; 22:15-22; Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7; 12:2-3; Galatians 3:19-29; James 2:1-13; Matthew 5:43-48; 7:7-12
Using the above biblical passages or other relevant scriptures, discuss what the Bible says about the rich and the poor? What are differences between the roles of government in helping the poor in the Bible and the market economy?
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