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

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INDEX

A
Able Grant, 183-184
AFDC. SeeAid to Families with Dependent Children Agriculture, 115-117
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), 43-46
elimination of, 192
number receiving, 50
Allocation
income, 8
jobs, 121
resource, 79-80
wealth, 75, 79-89
Athlete's incomes, 83-84
Attractive people, earnings of, 82-83
Ayres, C. E., 3

B
Basic Economic Security plan, 181-182
Behavior
determinism and, 131-133, 135-137
nature vs. nurture in, 136
penalized by welfare system, 63
poverty and, 5
rewarding and punishing, 19, 28-29
selfishness of, 4
Bellamy, Edward, 75, 159
economic plan of, 178-179
Bill of Rights, 11-13
Blacks, earnings of, 82
Block grants to the states, 49
Borrowing power, 156-157
Brown, Henry Phelps, 30-31, 81

C
Capitalism, 75, 76
compensation in, 21
long-run prospects for, 93-94
support for, 4
Capitalism and Freedom ( Friedman), 3-4
CEOs' incomes, 84
Command economies, 76-77
Communism, 5
Commutative argument, 20
Compensation, 21, 108-109
Compulsion, 110-111
Conniff, Ruth, 47
Conservatism, 61, 163-166
Constitution, 11
Contribution, 20
Cost of GAI, 199
potential outlay, 204-208
Credit income tax, 182-183
Criminal justice, 27-29
Culture vs. situation debate, 43-45
Cybernation, 2, 116-117

D
Davis, Robert, 2
Declaration of Independence, 11-12
Desert, economic, 20-21
Deserving, 15-22, 41
Determinism, 14-15, 129-130
alternatives to, 133
attitudes toward self and, 139-143
behavior and, 131-133, 135-137
deserving and, 17
evidence for, 137-139
fatalism and, 142-143
free will and, 141-142
genetics and, 139
goodness, badness and, 130-131, 143
influence of God on, 136
mental illness and, 137-138
personality and, 138
religion and, 144
self and, 136-137
soul and, 137
views toward others and, 143-144
Differential wage theory, 21, 83
Dignity, 158
Disaster relief payments, 58-59
Discrimination in the market, 81-83
Divine intervention, 133-135
Dodd, Christopher, 50

E
Earned-Income Tax Credit, 53
Economic desert, 20-21
Economic rights, 11-13

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Life Is Not Fair, but People Can Be 11
  • Notes 33
  • 2 - Are You Worthy? Current U.S. Welfare Programs 41
  • Notes 65
  • 3 - The Market Who Gets What, Why, and Whether 75
  • Notes 100
  • 4 - Work--Who Needs It? 107
  • Notes 124
  • 5 - We Are What We Were 129
  • Notes 145
  • 6 - Why the Guaranteed Adequate Income 153
  • Appendix Results of Negative Income Tax Experiments 169
  • 7 - The History of Guaranteed Income Plans 178
  • Notes 187
  • 8 - The Guaranteed Adequate Income Proposal 190
  • Notes 201
  • 9 - Cost and Funding Calculations 204
  • 10 - Final Thoughts 222
  • References 227
  • Index 229
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