This book explores the social, historical, and philosophical bases of the welfare state. It examines the ways in which the welfare state gives expression to the deepest impulses and values of our way of life as it deals with the issues of poverty and social dislocation.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Justifications for Welfare -- Reasons for Welfare -- Needs, Agency, and Welfare Rights -- Liberalism and the Welfare State -- Liberal Guilt -- Welfare Rights as Property Rights -- The Logic of Liberal Equality -- The Welfare State -- Altruism and the Welfare State -- Democracy against the Welfare State?
J. Donald Moon