In Our Hands

In Our Hands

A Plan to Replace the Welfare State

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"Imagine the United States scrapped all its income transfer programs--Social Security, Medicare, and all forms of welfare--and gave every American age 21 and older $10,000 a year for life. This is the Plan, a radical new approach to social policy that defies any partisan label, first laid out a decade ago by Charles Murray. The updated edition reflects economic developments since then, demonstrates that the Plan is financially feasible, and argues that it would better serve many goals of the welfare state. In Our Hands offers a new way to think about how to achieve a society in which everyone, including the unluckiest among us, has the opportunity and means to construct a satisfying life"--
Publisher: Washington, DC :, The AEI Press,, [2016]
Edition: Revised and updated edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781442260719
Branch Call Number: 361.6109 Murray
Characteristics: xii, 137 pages ;,23 cm


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Sep 29, 2016

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// positing that government support has exacerbated dysfunctional underclass behavior \\
Hmmm. . . all the IG reports, GAO reports, CRS reports, et cetera, I've read over the past 20 years strongly suggests we exist in a klepto-plutocracy, and the super-crooks are running the show, directing the lower echelon, the government. Now, since Wells Fargo, Chase Citigroup, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs [and numerous others] have consistently demonstrated that fraud is their business model, I found the overall thesis of this book somewhat nonsensical. Perhaps the wrong people are being jailed . . .


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