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Re-Privatising Welfare: After the Lost Century.

Seldon, Arthur ; Jackson, P M et al

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ISBN 10: 0255363842 / ISBN 13: 9780255363846
Verlag: Institute of Economic Affairs, London, 1996
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Titel: Re-Privatising Welfare: After the Lost ...

Verlag: Institute of Economic Affairs, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1996

Einband: Soft cover


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There is now widespread recognition of the difficulties of continuing with state monopolies of 'welfare provision'. Hence evidence is being sought on the possible benefits of private provision of education, medical care, housing, pensions and unemployment insurance. In this volume, edited by Arthur Seldon who has been responsible for much of the IEA's pioneering work in the welfare field, 10 authors use counterfactual analysis to explore the development of private welfare provision before the state takeover in the late 19th century. They assess what might have happened without that takeover, and draw lessons for the future. Seldon concludes that the 'market process' in welfare is likely to replace the 'political process' so that the state will no longer prevent the market from '...discovering the imperfections of the welfare state and the remedies.

About the Author:

Arthur Seldon was the Editorial Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs from the late 1950s until the later 1980s. At the IEA, he directed a publishing programme that included some of the world’s most eminent economists, including FA Hayek and Milton Friedman. Arthur Seldon was a prolific author and one of the most influential economists of the late twentieth century.

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