Tag Archives: Social Insurance

Politics and Prose: Robert Reich- ‘The Common Good’

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat In this long PBS style fundraiser marathon of a speech that Robert Reich gave in Washington about his book The Common Good, I got the sense that he was talking … Continue reading

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Economic Policy Journal: David Gordon- A Libertarian Argument for the Welfare State

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Economic Policy Journal: David Gordon- A Libertarian Argument for the Welfare State Left-Libertarian, would be a solid way to describe my own politics I believe. I prefer Liberal or even … Continue reading

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Democratic Socialists USA: Social and Economic Bill of Rights

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Democratic Socialists USA: Social and Economic Bill of Rights When you look at the New Deal from President Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s, you see the creation of the American … Continue reading

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Conservable Economist: Opinion: Timothy Taylor: Rethinking Parameters of the US Welfare State

Source: Conservable Economist: Opinion: Timothy Taylor: Rethinking Parameters of the US Welfare State I have no problems with the American welfare state being smaller than Europe’s when it comes to a percentage of gross national product, or in pure dollars. … Continue reading

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Mises Institute: Mises Daily: William L. Anderson: Progressive-Era Economics and The Legacy of Jim Crow

Source: Mises Institute: Mises Daily: William L. Anderson: Progressive-Era Economics and The Legacy of Jim Crow Libertarians like to point back to pre-1920s or the Nineteenth Century as the golden era for the American economy and perhaps the country as … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Center on Children and Families: Ron Haskins: $2 a Day, A More Complete Picture: The Next Stage of Welfare Reform

Source: Brookings Institution: Center on Children and Families: Ron Haskins: $2 a Day, A More Complete Picture: The Next Stage of Welfare Reform I agree with Ron Haskins here that when today’s Progressives say that Americans in poverty only live … Continue reading

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Cato Institute: Daniel Shapiro on the Welfare State

Cato Institute: Daniel Shapiro on the Welfare State I’m not sure that Daniel Shapiro understands what Social Security is. And even though the title of his talk is about the so-called welfare state, this video only covers Social Security. Social … Continue reading

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Sam Seder: The Majority Report- Ayn Rand: Secret Socialist

Source: Sam Seder: The Majority Report- Ayn Rand- Secret Socialist Is Ayn Rand a hypocrite, because she collected from Social Security and Medicare, two social programs that she was against? Actually no, because she paid into both of them and just … Continue reading

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US News: Opinion: Eric Schnurer: Why Ending Poverty May Require an Entrepreneurial Approach

US News: Opinion: Eric Schnurer: Why Ending Poverty May Require an Entrepreneurial Approach I agree with Eric Schnurer that the private sector should be involved in fighting poverty in America. Things like grants and subsidies to train low-income low-skilled adults … Continue reading

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American Enterprise: Blog: Arthur Brooks & Robert Doar: Welfare Reform And Lessons From The United Kingdom

American Enterprise: Blog: Arthur Brooks & Robert Doar: Welfare Reform And Lessons From The United Kingdom I don’t agree with U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions on much if anything. But C-SPAN was covering the Senate Budget Committee markup yesterday and I … Continue reading

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