Sunday, August 23, 2009

Working like Dickens

There's a bit of steam being raised here about the various tax dodges that allow the wealthy to claim Working for Families. You think that's bad? Over in the UK, Romanian child trafficking is another form of welfare for families scam. It can be quite profitable if the kids learn Fagan's Ropes:
In many cases the children are trafficked with the complicity of their parents. They are trained in street crime and placed with unrelated adults to enable fake benefit claims to be paid into accounts controlled by the trafficker.
Stupid incentives, stupid outcomes.