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Against personal responsibility for welfare

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Sometimes people's misfortunes are the consequence of chance, bad luck pure and simple. Other times they are the natural consequence of choices those people have freely made. A popular position, both in political philosophy and popular political discourse, says that people should be responsible for their own welfare.

This principle is embodied in welfare reforms across the US, UK and much of the OECD world, requiring welfare recipients to sign 'contracts', 'compacts' or 'activation ...

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Australian National University
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Publisher:
The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Publisher's website
Series:
The social contract revisited
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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uuid:89bd2c12-36b8-4191-8f41-d8381a5961ed
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ora:7755

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