Friday, May 14, 2004

More Proof Welfare Destroys People
The AP reports: Brain Prefers Working for Cash.

"When you have to do things for your reward, it's clearly more important to the brain," said Greg Berns, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science. "The subjects were more aroused when they had to do something to get the money relative to when they passively received the money."

Emory University researchers measured brain activity in the striatum — the part of the brain associated with reward processing and pleasure — in two groups of volunteers. One group had to work to receive money while playing a simple computer game; the other group was rewarded without having to earn it.

Money is not just about paper. It is about incentive, motivation, and independence. You can't just take money and redistribute it and think there will be no consequences.
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