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Welfare state CAUSES poverty

A placeholder post. Initial info below. More when I find time. The related policies of minimum wage, war on drugs, etc. are also implicated – I’ve covered these issues elsewhere.


Video below: Thomas Sowell – Legacy of the Welfare State

Thomas Sowell – on Welfare (2008)


The views of Thomas Sowell

Blame the welfare state, not racism, for poor blacks’ problems: Thomas Sowell – January 2019

Here’s why poor people are poor, says a conservative black academic – 2016, Washington Post

Sowell: Welfare state no ‘favor’ to blacks

Thomas Sowell Explains How the Welfare State Hurts the Poor

The views of Walter Williams

Black Professor Says It’s Welfare, Not Slavery, That Decimated US Black Families

More Welfare, More Poverty – Michael Tanner, Cato Institute

Welfare Spending Did Not Decrease Poverty, Capitalism Did – Daniel J. Mitchell, 2 August 2018, FEE

How FDR’s New Deal Harmed Millions of Poor People – Jim Powell, Cato, 29 December 2003

Poverty in the U.S. Was Plummeting—Until Lyndon Johnson Declared War On It – Daniel J. Mitchell, 16 October 2018, FEE


Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective – book by Thomas Sowell

Reforming the Australian welfare state – Peter Saunders (ed), 2000 – the book shows how the welfare state distorts incentives to work, thereby creatining inter-generational poverty


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