...And Economic Justice for All: Welfare Reform for the 21st Century

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Contents
Introduction1
My Political History2
My Intellectual History2
The Bottom Line5
Who Are You?6
How Can I Convince You?8
Chapter 1 Life Is Not Fair, But People Can Be11
Economic Justice -- Should It Be a Goal?11
Relevance of Determinism14
Concepts of Justice15
Rawls and Nozick--Contrasting Views of Justice22
The Utilitarian View of Justice25
Justice as an Emotional Response26
Criminal Justice27
Rectifying Life's Injustices29
Something for Everyone, But More for Some--
Justice and Reality Reconciled
33
Chapter 2 Are You Worthy? Current U.S. Welfare
Programs
41
Current Public Assistance Programs in the United
States
42
Negative Aspects of Current U.S. Public
Assistance Programs
60
Summary64
Chapter 3 The Market: Who Gets What, Why, and Whether75
Alternatives to the Market76
The Virtues of the Market78
The Shortcomings of the Market80
Long-Run Prospects for Capitalism93
Current Welfare Interferences with the Market94
The Benefits of the GAI to the Market98
Summary100
Chapter 4 Work--Who Needs It?107
Work -- What Is It?107
Do People Need to Work?113
Must Society Require That People Work?114
Is Work Going to Be Available?120
The Serendipitous Impact of Technological Development121
A Note on Creating Jobs122
Conclusion123
Chapter 5 We Are What We Were129
The Essence of the Argument130

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