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  • Spendthrift Modern Welfare State
    468 words
    Poverty and Welfare Today it seems as if everyone has a theory about fighting poverty, now it is not necessary to be moving in the theoretical plane. Our country has had successful anti-poverty programs that were effective back a century ago, effective because they were based on these seven points: affiliation, bonding, categorization, discernment, employment, freedom, and God. But a key element in all of them is personal involvement and challenge, both material and spiritual. If folks a hundred...
  • National Welfare System
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    On October 29, 1929, the stock market crashed. The crash sent a shock-wave throughout the economy. Banks failed. Businesses closed. Millions found themselves out of work. The Great Depression, which would last through the 1930's, had begun. [Bill of Rights in Action, "Welfare", 1998 pg. 1 paragraph 1] When the Great Depression began, about 18 million elderly, disabled, and single mothers with children already lived at a bare existent level in the United States. State and local governments togeth...
  • Supplemental Security Income And Other Welfare Programs
    10,768 words
    When President Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty more than 30 year ago, he announced it was an investment that would repay its cost to society many times over. 1 Since that time, the United States has 'invested' nearly $7 trillion in programs that provide cash, food, housing, and medical and social services to poor and low-income Americans. But while the nation was pouring this flood of resources into the War on Poverty, most of its social problems got worse, not better. In its wake, a ...
  • Welfare Programs Under State Control
    215 words
    Interstate Competition in Health and Welfare Programs (with Mark Rom) Does state control over redistributive programs make them less generous? Most analyses of interstate competition over welfare (known colloquially as the 'race to the bottom,' or RTB) focus solely on benefit levels for Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). This paper broadens the analysis to cover multiple welfare programs, multiple measures of generosity, and multiple indicators of state competition. Doing so has two...
  • More Sophisticated Welfare System
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    Welfare Welfare, it is on just about everyone's mind, whether it is Medicare or the AFDC. Some believe there is too much and others think there is too little. As the years go by, the need for welfare reform increases. President Clinton had pledged in his 1992 campaign to 'end welfare as we know it'. Only time will tell by what extremes welfare will change. As technology continues to increase and jobs continue to go overseas, the United States must decide what direction the welfare system should ...
  • Social Responsibility Towards Welfare In Capitalism
    902 words
    Abstract A welfare state has existed in this country for over seventy years. This paper examines the moral issues of a welfare state and the social responsibility of individuals towards maintaining the status quo. This paper will also look at moral standings of society as a whole and the responsibility of the individual to contribute resources towards the welfare of others. The case study ^aEURoeThe Shrinking Welfare State: The New Welfare Legislation and Families^aEUR discusses the issue of wel...

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