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September 20, 2013 7:12 AM Is this the End of the Dutch Welfare State?

Recently in the Financial Times. The Netherlands’ newly inaugurated King Willem-Alexander has made his first annual appearance before parliament one to remember, with a speech effectively announcing the end of the generous Dutch welfare state. … “Due to social developments...

By Henry Farrell

February 13, 2013 9:34 AM Reforming the American Welfare State

Kimberly Morgan (GWU) has a new Foreign Affairs article that draws on the comparative welfare state literature to present two novel propositions to American policy makers – that the modern American welfare state currently helps the well off much more than the poor,...

By Henry Farrell

June 12, 2012 8:40 AM What Explains Support for the Welfare State?

Philip Rehm, Jacob Hacker and Mark Schlesinger have an article in the new American Political Science Review. There are two major approaches to explaining different levels of popular support in different countries for welfare state policies. One concentrates on class...

By Henry Farrell

April 09, 2012 12:33 PM A Safety Net, Not a Hammock

Allow me a moment to express my disgust with some comments made by Rep. Paul Ryan.He’s out selling a House Republican budget whose stated particulars include $4.6 trillion in tax cuts weighted strongly to the affluent alongside punishing cuts to...

By Harold Pollack

January 06, 2012 12:30 PM Ron Paul’s Other Problem

I missed the chance to chime in on the Ron Paul controversy during the Iowa caucuses. Congressman Paul’s unfortunate newsletters should not blind us to the deeper message of his candidacy. I find this deeper message is almost as...

By Harold Pollack