The Resource Poor policy : how government harms the poor, D. Eric Schansberg

Poor policy : how government harms the poor, D. Eric Schansberg

Label
Poor policy : how government harms the poor
Title
Poor policy
Title remainder
how government harms the poor
Statement of responsibility
D. Eric Schansberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Challenging the conventional approach most "poverty" books take - a focus on how government attempts to assist the poor with welfare programs - D. Eric Schansberg instead presents in this volume a dynamic and timely alternative to the idea. Using public choice economics, he illustrates how special interest groups advocate policies that benefit themselves but inadvertently hurt the poor
  • The author demonstrates how this inequity occurs in both product and labor markets - from farm subsidies to protectionist trade policies, from drug prohibition to the government's provision of public education
  • In addition, Schansberg provides the reader with a thorough analysis of welfare policies, focusing on the intractable problems built into the current system. He then argues for radical welfare reform advocating case-by-case solutions centered on "tough love" and to the extent possible, private charities. The author also provides statistical information on income distribution and redistribution, a discussion of discrimination, and a section devoted to international policy issues
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schansberg, D. Eric
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV95
LC item number
.S28 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor
  • Public welfare
  • Poverty
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • Public welfare
  • Aide sociale
  • Pauvreté
  • Armut
  • Sozialpolitik
  • Wirtschaftspolitik
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • USA
Label
Poor policy : how government harms the poor, D. Eric Schansberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Redistributing Income Through Product Markets: Increasing Prices for the Poor
  • 6.
  • The Minimum Wage: Locking Unskilled Workers Out of the Labor Market
  • 7.
  • Other Labor Market Interventions: Locking Out Relatively Unskilled Workers
  • 8.
  • Other Types of Redistribution to the Non-Poor: Let Me Count the Ways ...
  • 9.
  • Mandating a Pathetic Level of Education: A Way to Ensure Lifetime Poverty
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Prohibition II: The Sequel
  • 11.
  • Where They Live and Breathe: Government Policy in the Markets for Housing and Health
  • 12.
  • The Historical Role of Ideology in Efforts to Fight Poverty
  • 13.
  • Equity Versus Efficiency: The Costs of Pursuing Income Equality
  • 14.
  • Still Losing Ground
  • Measuring Poverty: Who's Poor?
  • 2.
  • Government as Robin Hood: Taxing the Rich and Redistributing to the Poor
  • 3.
  • Discrimination: A Primary or Secondary Cause of Poverty?
  • 4.
  • Reversing Robin Hood: How to Transfer Income to the Non-Poor
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780813328249
Lccn
96006206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34285061
  • (OCoLC)ocm34285061
Label
Poor policy : how government harms the poor, D. Eric Schansberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Redistributing Income Through Product Markets: Increasing Prices for the Poor
  • 6.
  • The Minimum Wage: Locking Unskilled Workers Out of the Labor Market
  • 7.
  • Other Labor Market Interventions: Locking Out Relatively Unskilled Workers
  • 8.
  • Other Types of Redistribution to the Non-Poor: Let Me Count the Ways ...
  • 9.
  • Mandating a Pathetic Level of Education: A Way to Ensure Lifetime Poverty
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Prohibition II: The Sequel
  • 11.
  • Where They Live and Breathe: Government Policy in the Markets for Housing and Health
  • 12.
  • The Historical Role of Ideology in Efforts to Fight Poverty
  • 13.
  • Equity Versus Efficiency: The Costs of Pursuing Income Equality
  • 14.
  • Still Losing Ground
  • Measuring Poverty: Who's Poor?
  • 2.
  • Government as Robin Hood: Taxing the Rich and Redistributing to the Poor
  • 3.
  • Discrimination: A Primary or Secondary Cause of Poverty?
  • 4.
  • Reversing Robin Hood: How to Transfer Income to the Non-Poor
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780813328249
Lccn
96006206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34285061
  • (OCoLC)ocm34285061

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