It (Still) Takes a Nation
Why Private Charity Will Never Replace the Welfare State
By Samuel P. Hammond
This article appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of The Independent Review
Do classical liberals overestimate the ability of private philanthropy to deal with the complex social problems of the industrial and postindustrial age? If so, the best way to promote economic security and individual flourishing may involve a combination of market growth and state-provided welfare programs.
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