RELIEF: Boondoggles

If people were hogs the problem of relief would be as easy as dumping slops into a trough. But people are not hogs and hence relief is a very difficult, complex affair. What makes it even more so is the relatively small number of jobless who once made a living with their heads instead of their hands—white-collar folk who are too proud to repair streets, too sensitive to sit at home eating their hearts out on the dole. The relief administrator's problem is to find occupation for them which is socially useful, yet...

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