077: Children of the State (Part 3) – Trapped

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Why do most people turn a blind eye to the violence of the state? (Part 3)

Discussed Today:
-The Supplemental Security Income program
-How the poor are victimized in the name of helping the poor
-Medicaid
-Other dependency traps

Bumper Music:
"I Who Have Nothing" Ben E. King
"The Way I Are" Timbaland

Look Closer:

Psychotropic Medication Use Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/121/3/e441

Massive Medicaid Fraud Exposed in Psychiatric Drugging of Kids in US
http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/blog/massive-medicaid-fraud-exposed-in-psychiatric-drugging-of-kids-in-us-0112.html

THE OTHER WELFARE: A legacy of unintended side effects (The Boston Globe)
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/12/12/with_ssi_program_a_legacy_of_unintended_side_effects/

The Road to Serfdom, by Friedrich A. Hayek/a>
http://mises.org/books/TRTS/

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