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The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State
Barr contends that the welfare state exists for reasons besides poverty relief, reasons arising out of pervasive problems of imperfect information, risk and uncertainty. As a result, he argues, the welfare state is here to stay, since 21st century developments don't address these additional reasons.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 10th 2001 by OUP Oxford
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