Thursday, March 28, 2013
There have been several articles and radio programs recently. They are on the subject of disability benefits, possibly suggesting or "revealing" that lots of people on disability might not really be disabled in the conventional sense, but rather long-term employed and put on disability for lack of any other backup benefit to support them. That much I get from the headlines, but since I haven't read the articles and listened to the programs, I don't know the details, or what the journalists and analysts make of it all. I've thought for a long time that disability was a messed-up program, but in very specific ways. I'm nervous about what people will think and conclude, given how easy it seems to be to misunderstand disability issues.
Sometime in the next day or two I plan taking a look myself, and maybe commenting.