Social Safety Net

Social Safety Net refers to the programs and services that helps to keep the individuals stay out of (certain level of) poverty.

Arguments in favor of Arguments opposing
It helps the underpriviledged in the society. 
Social safety net can help to support the unfortunate, hence keeping them out of poverty. Unlimited social safety net may create a perverse incentive to be poor.
It helps individuals to stay out of poverty.
Social safety net can help to reduce poverty induced crime in the society.  Social safety net may require excessive resources and hence result in lost productivity in the society.

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