In Our Hands : A Plan To Replace The Welfare State
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The usa’s population is wealthier than any in history. Yearly, the American government redistributes more than a trillion dollars of that wealth to supply for retirement, health care, and the alleviation of poverty. We still have millions of people without comfortable retirements, without adequate health care, and living in poverty. Only a central authority can spend such a lot money so ineffectually. The solution is to present the money to the people.
This is the Plan, a radical new option to social policy that defies any partisan label. Murray suggests getting rid of all welfare transfer programs on the federal, state, and local levels and substituting an annual $10,000 cash grant to everyone age twenty-one or older. In Our Hands describes the financial feasibility of the Plan and its effects on retirement, health care, poverty, marriage and circle of relatives, work, neighborhoods and civil society.