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.|