Free money makes people lazy. (Except it doesn't.) - In recent years, numerous studies of development aid have found impressive correlations between free money and reductions in crime, inequality, malnutrition, infant mortality, teenage pregnancy rates and truancy... Isn't there enough minimum wage jobs for all the unemployed? Oh, minimum wage is $7.25 an hour -- barely $1,000 a month after taxes and over half of fast-food workers get aid. A life well lived.