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Comment author: Ixiel 11 June 2016 06:05:41PM 0 points [-]

Why do you think so? What I've seen from GiveDirectly and the conversations I've had with poor people don't bear this out. I'm not saying you're wrong, but do you have factual support for this I could see?

Comment author: The_Gentleman2 14 June 2016 03:21:38AM -2 points [-]

I've had with poor people don't bear this out.

Are you talking about poor people, or the fellow dying in the street. There's a difference.

Original thread here.

Comment author: TheAncientGeek 11 June 2016 03:29:40PM *  3 points [-]

It's actually not that bad.

People on welfare can already borrow money on credit cards and so on. If they get into default the only legally enforceable repayment arrangements are ones where they are not forced below subsistence levels. Yes, lenders can end up getting pennies a week. Yes, it is basically their fault,

You can get the situation where someone borrows against their livelihood in some kind of libertopia where the lenders right to their money overrides the borrowers right to eat.

Also, if someone is using GBI to start a business, borrowing to buy equipment is pretty reasonable,

Comment author: The_Gentleman2 14 June 2016 03:20:42AM -2 points [-]

Also, if someone is using GBI to start a business, borrowing to buy equipment is pretty reasonable,

And what happens if the business fails?

Original thread here.

Comment author: mantis 10 June 2016 09:41:04PM -1 points [-]

In case you're still looking, I think you might find Chris Brecheen's "Social Justice Bard" blog edifying, though he doesn't connect social justice ideas to Christianity that I've seen. For that, some of the blogs on the Progressive Christian Channel at Patheos.com might help (Slacktivist is particularly social-justice-oriented), as well as some of the ones on the Atheist Channel whose authors are ex-Christians and still draw inspiration from what they see as Christianity's good points (e.g. Love Joy Feminism, Roll to Disbelieve and An Atheist in Dixie).

Comment author: The_Gentleman2 14 June 2016 03:19:31AM -1 points [-]

In case you're still looking, I think you might find Chris Brecheen's "Social Justice Bard" blog edifying

Looking at this blog I'm having trouble not coming to the conclusion that he's an idiot. Could you cite some of his posts you found particularly edifying?

Original thread here.