Making Welfare Work Without Government

Making Welfare Work Without Government

By Wayne Hoffman, Phil Haunschild, Janae Wilkerson

Imagine a world where a single father loses his job and struggles to feed his child—but receives the help he needs from a community of neighbors, rather than from unfeeling government programs. Imagine the results when it’s easy for individual bakers, mechanics, budding philanthropists, students, pastors, farmers, clerks, and people across a community to voluntarily invest in charity care programs and in the lives of individuals in need, instead of being forced to fund generic government welfare handouts.

Imagine how much good can be done when the government—full of administrative bloat, rubber-stamping, and wasted funds—doesn’t need to be involved.

Right now, outcomes for government­-sponsored and ­administered welfare programs are dismal, not to mention that these programs simply fail to build meaningful connections between those who provide funding and those who receive assistance.

But the technological revolution of blockchain means that running welfare without government is no white whale.

Idaho Freedom Foundation has developed a framework to use this new technology to build peer-­to-­peer charity frameworks never before achievable. IFF believes united communities, paired with innovative blockchain technology, can successfully replace the traditional government welfare structure.

Have you ever wondered how to make welfare more than a government handout? Have you ever wished people would freely invest in others’ lives and journeys, rather than leave it all to the government? Have you ever thought private, voluntary charity could do better than government welfare programs?

To explore this idea further, please read our white paper, “Making Welfare Work Without Government.

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