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The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

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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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