http://www.pieria.co.uk/articles/hounding_the_poor :: Here’s a good article from Frances Coppola on the idiocy of the tax credit system – a cack-handed attempt at distributing spending money to people who don’t get enough of it passing through their hands every week. As Frances says at the end of the article, a universal basic income is the only sensible alternative to our ludicrous system of means-tested benefits that require battalions of civil servants to administer yet fails to provide everyone with the money that they need.

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