This is the same 'logic' that created our welfare system mess in the USA. It seems easier to just hand out money than it does to hand out jobs. While the math may make sense in that there are less management costs associated with it, the cost to basic human and social values is devastating. Anyone toying with this idea must not have children or else they have some very spoiled and very 'entitled' children that will find survival as an adult a rather difficult endeavor. We arent raising children, we are raising adults. By the time they turn 18 its our job to prepare them for the wild jungle of life on this constantly changing and crazy planet. Adults are managed much the same way. What sort of values and ethics are we instilling if we deny someone the self respect and pleasure one gets by making it on their own? I am not advocating not helping. I am advocating a public jobs program where jobs can be had and rewarded on a task-based relationship. It provides people with the self respect of providing for themselves instead of feeling like a failure for needing help. It gives them work ethics that hard work is rewarded. It provides instant feedback to the worker as his pay is rewarded upon completion. Does it cost more? Yes, but the benefits to humanity justify this arbitrary value we put on a monetary system. I argue that not building ethics and values is a significantly greater cost to humanity in the long run.