Overcoming Welfareby James L. PayneBook ConditionFrom the Inside FlapStated first edition hardcover has general rubbing to the edges and DJ. The hinges are tight and sound. Pages are tight and clean. 243 pages.BOOK/DJ: VeryGood/GoodFORMAT: Hardcover with DJISBN: 046506924XSKU: 0709110218A fundamental goal of today's welfare reform is to practice "expectant giving": to demand constructive steps from the needy in exchange for assistance. This idea is not new. Since the nineteenth century, every generation of reformers has declared that handouts are harmful, Franklin Roosevelt called them " a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit," and that aid must demand something of recipients. Why, then, no matter how often welfare is reinvented, do we keep getting the system nobody wants? This book analyzes the roots of this recurring failure.Visit my eCRATER Store for other great books and save on shipping! FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on orders over $25 when you buy other eligible items!All prices are in US dollars We use actual photos when possible Most books are used and have shelfwear and cover scuffing. Binding is tight unless otherwise noted. If you need more information on condition, please ask for a more detailed description. We receive books from many sources and cannot guarantee against pet, perfume, or smoke smells. If this is a concern please email and we will be glad to check. The information provided by MUZE is not always correct. If there are any differences, our input is the correct information. DOMESTIC SHIPPING: Most shipping is by Media mail with delivery confirmation. Discounts available for multiple books that are paid for in one transaction. Priority and Express mail available. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: International buyers need to contact me for final costs before making payment. Buyer is responsible for all customs and duties. International shipments may take several weeks for transit and customs.Pay me securely with any major credit card through PayPal!