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:The New Democrat– the official slogan for the Libertarian Party. Source:The New Democrat “The Niskanen Center in Washington, D.C, bills itself as a “libertarian think tank:” but its conception of libertarianism is one that many of us will find surprising. … 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’

Source:CATO Institute– Daniel Shapiro on the so-called welfare state. Source:The New Democrat “In his new book, Is The Welfare State Justified?, philosopher Daniel Shapiro insightfully combines moral and political philosophy with contemporary social science to argue that proponents of the … 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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