In Our Hands

In Our Hands

A Plan to Replace the Welfare State

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Arguing that the current welfare state cannot survive, proposes the elimination of all income transfer programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, and corporate subsidies, and the substitution of an annual cash grant of $10,000 for life for all Americans over the age of twenty-one.

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This book reveals the ineffectiveness of government redistribution plans and offers a radical new approach to social policy.

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Murray (American Enterprise Institute) argues that the welfare state as we know it cannot survive and that change is inevitable. He proposes the elimination of all income transfer programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, and corporate subsidies, at the federal, state and local levels. Instead he would substitute, for all Americans over the age of twenty-one, an annual cash grant of $10,000 for life. Murray argues that such a plan would confer personal accountability and empower people to control their own lives by giving them the resources for a decent standard of living, including money to pay for healthcare and save for retirement. He concludes that regardless of the transition costs, switching to his plan would save the government $1 trillion a year by 2008. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : AEI Press ; Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, c2006
ISBN: 9780844742236
0844742236
Characteristics: xiii, 214 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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Sep 29, 2016

The description states:
// positing that government support has exacerbated dysfunctional underclass behavior \\
Hmmm. . . all the IG reports, GAO reports, CRS reports, et cetera, I've read over the past 20 years strongly suggests we exist in a klepto-plutocracy, and the super-crooks are running the show, directing the lower echelon, the government. Now, since Wells Fargo, Chase Citigroup, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs [and numerous others] have consistently demonstrated that fraud is their business model, I found the overall thesis of this book somewhat nonsensical. Perhaps the wrong people are being jailed . . .

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