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Increasing welfare spending increases poverty

Paradoxically, poverty keeps increasing under a government whose historical flag is social justice. The increase in public spending, including welfare spending, causes an inflationary acceleration that condemns a rising number of people, especially children, to live in poverty.   (more…)


One – third of the people are condemned to lifelong poverty

Between the poverty data and the results of the APRENDER tests, the conclusion is that one-third of children are poor and do not have access to quality basic education. This condemns them to poverty for life. To change this reality, more social spending is not enough. An integral reorganization of the State is needed. (more…)


Welfare provides only a quarter of the poors’ income

There is a widespread belief that the poor live on welfare. But evidence shows that in the total income of the poor, 3 out of every 4 pesos come from labor. Therefore, in order to reduce poverty, it is more important to reduce inflation and improve the quality of jobs rather than continue expanding welfare. (more…)


Poverty grew higher than in Chile and Uruguay

The INDEC reported that poverty remains as high as in the worst moment of the lockdown. In the Southern Cone, Argentina is the country that suffers the greatest impoverishment of the population. The low public management capacity explains the low effectiveness shown by the growing welfare spending. (more…)


The special fund for dismissal must be on the employer’s side

The severance pay system discourages job creation because of its unpredictable costs and they are often defined in a labor lawsuit. The proposal to create a special fund per worker to finance the dismissal is less efficient than the alternative of posing it on the employer’s head. (more…)


The poor are those who receive least income from the state

The available evidence does not support the claim that the poor live on tax-financed state transfers paid by the middle class. The reason is that the public sector manages an enormous mass of public resources in a disorderly and arbitrary manner that, in its major part, does not benefit the poor.   (more…)


Argentina has 4 times more poverty than Chile and Uruguay

Although it was predictable, the increase in poverty reported by the INDEC generated consternation. As the experience of neighboring countries shows, less opportunism and more professionalism are needed at the three levels and branches of government to achieve better social results.



9 out of 10 workers in poverty are not unionized

The rapprochement of church leaders to their trade union peers is uphold under the argument that they are united by concerns about the social situation. One tool they could contribute if they want to to reduce poverty is to allow SMEs to move away from centralized collective agreements and move to firm-level negotiations. (more…)


Poor households suffer more than twice labour inactivity

Besides the economic crisis, poverty roots are structural. One is the high proportion of poor household members that do not work. For this reason, it is key that the federal government concentrates in generating employment instead of squandering public funds in poverty alleviation programs which are a provincial responsibility. (more…)



The growth of pension spending is the main factor of destabilization of public finances. Trying to lower the fiscal deficit without reforming the rules of the pension system is financially unsustainable and socially unfair because it implies continuing to preserve privileged treatments and double coverage. (more…)