The Public Interest

Welfare: a crisis without "solutions"

Edward C. Banfield

Summer 1969

THIS article will discuss two questions. First, why has dependency been increasing during a time of full employment, and at a rate unprecedented since the Great Depression?  Second, what if anything should be done to reduce dependency? 



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