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A Life of One's Own: Individual Rights and the Welfare State
     

A Life of One's Own: Individual Rights and the Welfare State

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by David Kelley
 
The welfare state rests on the assumption that people have rights to food, shelter, health care, retirement income, and other goods provided by the government. Philosopher David Kelley examines the historical origins of that assumption and the rationale used to support it today. That rationale, he shows, is deeply flawed. Welfare 'rights' are incompatible with

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The welfare state rests on the assumption that people have rights to food, shelter, health care, retirement income, and other goods provided by the government. Philosopher David Kelley examines the historical origins of that assumption and the rationale used to support it today. That rationale, he shows, is deeply flawed. Welfare 'rights' are incompatible with freedom, justice, and true benevolence and have damaged the genuine welfare of those who can least afford to become dependent on the government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882577712
Publisher:
Cato Institute
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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