Ending Poverty

Ending Poverty

by Joseph V. Kennedy
     
 

ISBN-10: 074255872X

ISBN-13: 9780742558724

Pub. Date: 08/01/2008

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Poverty is a relentless problem in America, and the current panoply of government programs designed to alleviate it are not working. Ending Poverty presents a new approach to government policy, one that is capable of eliminating preventable poverty within the foreseeable future. This book proposes an aggressive, conservative, governmental reform plan that is

Overview

Poverty is a relentless problem in America, and the current panoply of government programs designed to alleviate it are not working. Ending Poverty presents a new approach to government policy, one that is capable of eliminating preventable poverty within the foreseeable future. This book proposes an aggressive, conservative, governmental reform plan that is institutionalized through an income contract between the individual and the government and will guarantee adequate income for all who participate. Based on three main principles—government policy is more effective when it channels market forces than when it overrides them, individuals should have more control over the resources that government spends on their behalf, and access to a decent life free of poverty should be seen as a conditional right in American society—the book sets out reform guidelines for education, health care, housing, retirement savings, and taxation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742558724
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1: How the Modern World Diminishes Government Power Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Why Society Should Guarentee a Minimum Income Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Attacking the Source of Poverty Chapter 5 Chapter 4: The Need for a Renewed Private Sector Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Improving Education Chapter 7 Chapter 6: Making Affordable Housing Affordable Chapter 8 Chapter 7: Affordable Health Care Chapter 9 Chapter 8: Helping People Achieve Financial Independence Chapter 10 Chapter 9: Implementing a Fairer, More Efficient Tax System Chapter 11 Chapter 10: Reforming Gvoernment Spending Programs Chapter 12 Conclusion Chapter 13 Endnotes Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Author

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