The Welfare of Nations

The Welfare of Nations

by James Bartholomew
The Welfare of Nations

The Welfare of Nations

by James Bartholomew


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What damage is being done by failing welfare states? What lessons can be learned from the best welfare states? And—is it too late to stop welfare states from permanently diminishing the lives and liberties of people around the world? Traveling around the globe, James Bartholomew examines welfare models, searching for the best education, health care, and support services in 11 vastly different countries; illuminating the advantages and disadvantages of other nations' welfare states; and delving into crucial issues such as literacy, poverty, and inequality. This is a hard-hitting and provocative contribution to understanding how welfare states, as the defining form of government today, are changing the very nature of modern civilization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939709929
Publisher: Cato Institute
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 456
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

James Bartholomew is a journalist and an author with a wide range of international experience. He is a fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs and of the Adam Smith Institute. His previous book, The Welfare State We're In, won several awards including the Sir Anthony Fisher Memorial Award from the Atlas Foundation.

Table of Contents

The World Quiz Preface 1.       Why are so many Swedish people disabled? 2.       Heart of the darkness 3.       In search of the best healthcare system in the world 4.       The scandal of state education 5.       Social housing 6.       Inconvenient truths about parenting 7.       The effect of welfare states on behavior 8.       Pensions and their unexpected consequences 9.       Who cares for the elderly? 10.   The public sector 11.   The training and qualifications bonanza 12.   The trouble with representative democracies 13.   Welfare statism Ten tips for better welfare states Best and worst welfare states Themes and contrasts Appendix (Inequality – do bigger welfare states create more equal, happier people?) Welfare jargon explained Notes
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