January 1, 1989

To Promote the General Welfare

  • Richard Wagner

    Distinguished Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
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To Promote the General Welfare is an outstanding contribution to the literature on the welfare state. Richard Wagner convincingly demonstrates how the current array of welfare programs, and their destructive consequences, are the logical result of the political framework of majoritarian democracy. In addition, the book offers wise counsel for all who seek not only to understand the world, but to change it in a direction that favors individual liberty and economic prosperity.