Religious organizations provide unique lessons on how private groups can effectively care for local communities’ social needs. Faith-based institutions are less susceptible to moral-hazard problems and provide training for volunteers, who then benefit the larger community with charitable outreach.

Anthony J. Gill is professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington.
Culture and SocietyEconomyEntitlements and WelfareFood StampsMedicare, Medicaid, and ObamacarePhilosophy and ReligionSocial SecurityTaxes and Budget
Other Independent Review articles by Anthony J. Gill
Winter 2020/21 Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America
Summer 2019 An Exchange Theory of Social Justice: A “Gains from Trade under Uncertainty” Perspective