Analyzing the Welfare System: The Excessive Influence of Government

Vital Speeches of the Day, October 1988

6 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2011

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Walter E. Block

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

Date Written: July 7, 2011

Abstract

I have been asked to address the question of the welfare state. In my view, the ideal situation would be one where we had no welfare state at all. Welfare is demeaning to recipients, it creates dependency, and it reduces self-reliance. Further, it is morally suspect because the money used is derived through force, through the compulsory tax system

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., Analyzing the Welfare System: The Excessive Influence of Government (July 7, 2011). Vital Speeches of the Day, October 1988. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1881112

Walter E. Block (Contact Author)

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

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