What is humane is to let free adults be free adults, who learn from their dumb decisions as they do from their smart ones. Success and failure are both necessary incentives to learn and grow. To shield them from negative consequences is to gradually numb them to the risks inherent in their decisions and actively promote their stupidity, not their welfare.
State assistance can disappear whether they have work or not.And unless people are paid a living wage for full-time work, they have no option to escape state assistance.
When we create work out of nothing, and pay it more than it's worth, that IS assistance.When we have more work with better pay, we have less people in need of assistance.
You think laborers are any different? Laborers likewise are most interested in their own bottom lines, regardless of what it means for others. They want the most money they can get in exchange for their labor. They are self-interested, just like the managers, and just like everyone else. Every single person in the system wants to maximize his/her personal gain for his efforts. There is nothing wrong or unnatural about that.You act like you have no knowledge of the history of labor laws in this country. Without labor laws, labor has always come up with the short end of the stick, as the management generally is most interested in their own bottom line, regardless of what it means for labor.