Work & Happiness: The Human Cost of Welfare

About This Episode


Our current welfare system spent more than $1 trillion in social spending last year, which would be a worthwhile expenditure if it was breaking the cycle of poverty. Many think it’s doing just the opposite. Political leaders and activists tout our welfare system’s good intentions, but what about those living on welfare? Do they think the system is working?

Work & Happiness: The Human Cost of Welfare dives into the personal lives of four individuals who are currently on welfare, and examines the struggles they experience with our current system.