Wednesday 2 October 2013

Why forcing people to work for benefit won't work

Wombling for Welfare

This diagram from a BBC article shows the Step 1 and 2 needs that must be met as a minimum BEFORE someone is capable of work - - Abraham Maslow and the pyramid that beguiled business -

Level 1 - Physiological needs' - must be met; someone cannot work effectively and so burn calories and concentrate unless they have enough food, shelter, heating etc - basic needs.

These needs are defined also in the table below the diagram as - Step 1 Physiological needs, Salary, decent working environment

Poverty or worries about poverty consume a person's mental attention leaving other issues to be unresolved and not focused on.

Poverty 'consumes' your mental capacity- NHS Choices - - “Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks”.

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