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The libertarian illusion : ideology, public policy, and the assault on the common good, William E. Hudson

Label
The libertarian illusion : ideology, public policy, and the assault on the common good
Title
The libertarian illusion
Title remainder
ideology, public policy, and the assault on the common good
Statement of responsibility
William E. Hudson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Looking at public policy debates in conventional terms--in terms of conflict between the left and the right--has grown increasingly cumbersome in an era where conservatives call themselves revolutionaries and liberals strike positively Burkean poses when it comes to reforming Social Security or Medicare. Through an examination of the libertarian worldview, once on the margins of American politics but now in the mainstream, William E. Hudson shows how it has attracted powerful political supporters and is promoted by a network of institutions and policy advocates dedicated to its ideals. The Libertarian Illusion offers a well researched, balanced, and systematic critique of libertarian policy proposals on both the conservative (taxation and fiscal policy, health care, social security, and business regulation) and liberal (abortion, stem cell research, and euthanasia) sides of the traditional political spectrum. Always engaging and provocative, Hudson hones in on the fundamental value differences that drive political debate, arguing that a more communitarian outlook offers solutions more likely to solve America's policy problems."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hudson, William E.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC599.U5
LC item number
H72 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libertarianism
  • Communitarianism
  • Industrial policy
  • Welfare state
  • Sozialpolitik
  • Libertarianismus
  • Kommunitarismus
  • Communitarianism
  • Industrial policy
  • Libertarianism
  • Social policy
  • Welfare state
  • United States
  • USA
  • United States
Label
The libertarian illusion : ideology, public policy, and the assault on the common good, William E. Hudson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The libertarian illusion in contemporary public policy and the case for a communitarian alternative -- Taxing and spending: community needs versus private wants -- Deregulation: from crowded skies to rolling blackouts -- Social security: the battle over privatization -- Health care: the limits of markets -- Policies regarding birth and death: individual autonomy versus community interest
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 244 p.
Isbn
9781933116501
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007045638
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)181079188
  • (OCoLC)ocn181079188
Label
The libertarian illusion : ideology, public policy, and the assault on the common good, William E. Hudson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The libertarian illusion in contemporary public policy and the case for a communitarian alternative -- Taxing and spending: community needs versus private wants -- Deregulation: from crowded skies to rolling blackouts -- Social security: the battle over privatization -- Health care: the limits of markets -- Policies regarding birth and death: individual autonomy versus community interest
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 244 p.
Isbn
9781933116501
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007045638
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)181079188
  • (OCoLC)ocn181079188

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