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Taxation, Welfare, and Benefits

Jethro K. Lieberman

in Liberalism Undressed

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199919840
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980376 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919840.003.0005
Taxation, Welfare, and Benefits

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This chapter examines taxation and welfare and other forms of state-provided benefits and concludes that under the harm principle the state may legitimately provide a host of public benefits and engage in many projects and pay for the undertaking with tax revenues.

Keywords: duty to rescue; education; entitlement theory; families; misfortune; natural disasters; Nozick; positive vs. negative rights; projects; property; rectification; rule-making; taxation; welfare benefits

Chapter.  15230 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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