To give or not to give? Giving money to a beggar will undoubtedly help him in the short term. But how do we know who we give and how will the money be used?  

– CNN discussion about Pope : Always give to panhandlers: https://youtu.be/q7eeZDwisdo

In addition, people also have the right to live … The social contract is broken when people do not have the minimum to live. 

Namur interdit la mendicité – Réactions du front SDF: https://youtu.be/zq5MsLbFGrw

So what to do? What are the solutions? Where is the exit? 

Does charity drive back poverty? 

 – Observatoire des inégalités: 600 000 pauvres de plus en dix ans: https://www.inegalites.fr/spip.php?page=article&id_article=270&id_groupe=9&id_mot=76&id_rubrique=1

When one is walking on a tight rope without a safety net, without self-confidence; how to find balance even with a stick?   How to make good decisions? 

 – Poverty is not a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash – Rutger Bregman: https://youtu.be/ydKcaIE6O1k 

– Poverty isn’t permanent. | UNDP: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/ourstories/poverty-isn_t-permanent.html

 Basic Income? Is this a solution to ensure dignity for all, remove the fear of falling from the social ladder and calm the distress felt in front of unknown people who do not know the situation and who ask for money. What do you think?


A well-made video about the UBI to ensure dignity of life for everyone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl39KHS07Xc