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Title:
The end of welfare : fighting poverty in the civil society
Author:
Tanner, Michael, 1956-
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Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Cato Institute, [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
vii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781882577378

9781882577385
Format :
Book

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Central Library HV95 .T36 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Argues for the abolishment of the current system.


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Tanner is the director of health and welfare studies of the Cato Institute. He presents a reasoned and well-documented picture of the failure of contemporary government welfare programs and the failure of efforts to reform welfare from both the left and the right. He proposes a return to private charity in a "civil society," in which lower taxes and a largely unregulated economy would reduce poverty and inequality more effectively than government regulation. The book includes a thorough historical review and analysis as well as an abundance of current statistics regarding the status of the poor. Its focus provides equal challenge to conservative, moderate, and liberal viewpoints. The proposals offered are radical in today's social and political context. They do, however, represent one revolutionary possibility for change. Little attention is devoted to other radical possibilities such as northern European socialism. The book is well organized and lucid. Textual references are extensive and useful. This work merits careful study and analysis by serious welfare scholars and by students in social work and public policy, upper-division undergraduate and above. F. J. Peirce emeritus, University of Oklahoma


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