The Poverty of Welfare: Helping Others in Civil Society

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Cato Institute, 2003 - Political Science - 212 pages
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The 1996 Welfare Reform Act was the most significant changes in social welfare policy in nearly 30 years. The Poverty of Welfare examines the impact of that reform, looking at the context of welfare's history, and concludes that while welfare reform was a step in the right direction, we have a long way to go to fix the deeply troubled system.
 

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Contents

1 THE END OF WELFARE AS WE KNOW IT
1
2 WELFARE BEFORE 1996
13
3 THE NEED FOR REFORMTHEN AND NOW
35
4 THE RESULTS OF REFORM
51
END IT DONT MEND IT
85
6 THE DANGERS OF GOVERNMENTFUNDED CHARITY
109
7 GETTING OUT OF POVERTY
125
THE POVERTY OF WELFARE
157
NOTES
161
INDEX
201
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Page 13 - I can not find any authority in the Constitution for making the Federal Government the great almoner of public charity throughout the United States.

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Michael Tanner is director of health and welfare studies at the Cato Institute, co-editor of "Replacing Obamacare", author of "The Poverty of Welfare: Helping Others in Civil Society", and co-author of "Healthy Competition: What's Holding Back Health Care and How to Set It Free".

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