Economic Policies for Growth and Sustainability
Edited by Nikolaos Karagiannis and John E. King
Chapter 7: Welfare as government intervention
Niechoj analyses the emergence of the modern welfare state - based on the writings of Marx and Polanyi - as a response to the evolution of a market society, and describes the provision of welfare as a collective action problem which is solved by a state that takes responsibility for welfare. The author focuses then on the character of welfare as interventionism and discusses and weighs liberal arguments against welfare.
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