Welfare

They’ll Always Have Welfare

The right’s addiction to blaming benefits shows no signs of abating.

By Elbert Ventura

Responsibility Redefined

Trying to have government measure and reward “personal responsibility” is a bad idea, but agency does have a role in a just and equal society.

By Yascha Mounk

Classism and the Politics of SNAP

Despite mounting evidence that the majority of SNAP recipients are engaged in work, Americans of all political stripes often view beneficiaries as "lazy" or "moochers"—and this heavily affects how we treat them.

By Joel Berg

Toward an i-Welfare State

When will all the benefits of e-commerce come to e-government? A response to the previous issue's symposium on liberalism.

By James P. Pinkerton

The Haves and the Have Lots

The American welfare state is bigger than you think, and more unfair than you’d want.

By Christopher Howard