For John, BLUF: Incentives work, even perverse incentives, in perverse ways. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Those folks over at the CATO Institute are saying something nice about how the Dutch do business, at least with regard to providing welfare to Citizens. The author is CATO Senior Fellow Michael D Tanner.
Remember, poverty is not a single group of people, but rather a spectrum of people, and one size does not fit all. Further, people in poverty respond to incentives. Simple solutions are not always good solutions.
Regards — Cliff