Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CTT Conditional Turkey Transfers from Marion Barry

I talk plenty about conditional cash transfers, but what about turkey transfers. Marion Barry is giving out turkeys on the condition that recipients go in for health screening (link). Thanksgiving turkey can be seen as an in kind transfer that is instead of cash a good or service. The idea behind the conditions is that it will get people do other things that are good for them like go to health screenings. Like cash transfers this conditional turkey transfer requires health screenings.

There was some push back and now there are no longer conditions. Luckily there aren't drug tests for the givers or recipients.

h/t Dan Rothschild
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