Is the Welfare State Justified? by Daniel Shapiro, Comments from Jason Furman

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Monday, October 29, 2007
12:00 PM (Luncheon to Follow)

Featuring Daniel Shapiro, Associate Professor of Philosophy, West Virginia University, with comments by Jason Furman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Hamilton Project, Brookings Institute and Will Wilkinson, Policy Analyst and Managing Editor of Cato Unbound, Cato Institute.
In his new book, Is The Welfare State Justified?, philosopher Daniel Shapiro insightfully combines moral and political philosophy with contemporary social science to argue that proponents of the welfare state — egalitarians, communitarians, and liberals alike — have misunderstood the implications of their own principles, which in fact support more market-based or libertarian institutional conclusions than most people realize. Please join us for a discussion of this important and controversial new book on the missing moral foundations of the welfare state.
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