Work and Dependency

Summary

The Work & Dependency research group examines the relationship and tensions between a culture of work, self-reliance, and self-governance and the role of government programs.

This project will build on the work by Hayek Program scholars on self-governance as well as on the failures and unintended consequences of government programs. This project will explore the importance of self-governance and the challenge of dependency; how the balance between work, social associations, and government programs changed over time in the US and how this change manifests in levels of individual responsibility and/or social dependency among the citizenry; and how a more active state erodes the common conventions of community interdependence necessary to sustain a free society.

  • Paul Dragos Aligica

    Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Peter J. Boettke

    Director, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Stefanie Haeffele

    Deputy Director, Academic and Student Programs
  • Bobbi Herzberg

    Distinguished Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program in Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Jayme Lemke

    Associate Director, Academic and Student Programs
  • David Schmidtz

    Kendrick Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona
  • Richard Wagner

    Distinguished Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Lawrence H. White

    Distinguished Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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