"The Social Welfare State, beyond Ideology"

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"The Social Welfare State, beyond Ideology"

Inlägg av Nemesis » fre 13 sep 2013, 18:12

The Social Welfare State, beyond Ideology

Most of the debate in the U.S. is clouded by vested interests and by ideology. Yet there is by now a rich empirical rec-ord to judge these issues scientifically. The evidence may be found by comparing a group of relatively free-market economies that have low to moderate rates of taxation and social outlays with a group of social-welfare states that have high rates of taxation and social outlays.
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