The End of Welfare: Fighting Poverty in Civil Society
About the Book
Bill Clinton promised to “end welfare as we know it.” Alas, he has not. Despite the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, the modern welfare state is still fundamentally intact. In this book, The End of Welfare: Fighting Poverty in the Civil Society, Michael Tanner argues that that must change. He contends that government welfare programs have failed to accomplish their ostensible goal of alleviating poverty and, moreover, they have undermined the traditional American principle of voluntarism. The interventionist welfare state has replaced civil society with political society and the results have been disastrous.