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Politics of the Aggrieved: A Thought from Booker T. Washington

When I listen to President Obama, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton, and I learn of Michael Brown’s family fighting over the profits made from T-shirts associated with his death, I think of the power of aggrieved status and the politics … Continue reading

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What Mormons Know about Welfare

Naomi Schaefer Riley’s Thoughts about Welfare and Mormonism http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204792404577227173888056682.html Share on Facebook

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Is Disability the New Welfare?

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Are We “Over-helped,” and, if so, What to Do About It?

One Nation Under Therapy: How the Helping Culture Is Eroding Self-Reliance http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/01/books/review/01QUARTL.html Generally speaking, I agree that the “helping culture” tends to sap our country of self-reliance and resiliency; however, in my opinion, the criticism is most validly focused on … Continue reading

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My Time at WalMart: Why We Need Serious Welfare Reform

During the 2010 and 2011 summers, I was a cashier at Wal-Mart #1788 in Scarborough, Maine. I spent hours upon hours toiling away at a register, scanning, bagging, and dealing with questionable clientele. These were all expected parts of the … Continue reading

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Small Government and Freedom: A Thought from Barry Goldwater

“I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, … Continue reading

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