Tagged: welfare state

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Walmart and the Welfare State

My friend Ned Resnikoff has a good summary of one of the more fascinating aspects of Walmart’s ongoing and escalating struggle with its workers, the recently leaked documents showing a systematic effort on the part of...

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The Ultimate Victory, The Final Defeat

Corey Robin was interviewed by David Johnson for the Boston Review, and at the very end the two of them got to talking about the GOP primary. At first, Robin repeated an argument I’ve heard...

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Moral Agency, Not an Agency of Morals

“Born into a world of enemies, surrounded by violent racial hate, with no obvious means of protection, Lupescu did what she had to do: she auctioned off her body – the only thing she...

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Sin Taxes and the Welfare State

In the comments to E.D.’s post on a hypothetical tax on alcohol, Michael Drew writes: A significant portion of the negative externalities come in the form of medical costs from DUI and long-term disease,...

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Community as safety-net

One of the most common arguments against my call for better, more effective state-provided safety nets is that these safety nets somehow replace those provided by families and close-knit communities.  Apparently if people are...

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Reimagining the welfare state

I have come more and more to believe that America is need of a stronger set of safety-nets and public investment in general.  Beyond the need for a more robust safety-net apparatus including some...

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The “Practical Christianity” of the Welfare State

Via First Things, The Acton Institute’s PowerBlog discusses the Christian origins of the welfare state: The church helped to bring about the welfare state in two ways. First, the Church embodied the idea of...

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