Transfers in Kind: Why They Can Be Efficient and Nonpaternalistic - Comment

International Journal of Value-Based Management, Vol. 15, pp. 191-199, 2002

9 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2011

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Date Written: July 6, 2011

Abstract

Bruce and Waldman make an important contribution regarding the Samaritan dilemma: the expectations of inheritance motivates the younger generation at the margin in the direction of welfare reducing behavior. However, these authors misinterpret the standard analysis on this matter as prediction instead of explanation; confuse governmental subsidies with private charitable giving, and uncritically examine Headstart and statist job training programs.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., Transfers in Kind: Why They Can Be Efficient and Nonpaternalistic - Comment (July 6, 2011). International Journal of Value-Based Management, Vol. 15, pp. 191-199, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1880072

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