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The Resource The age of responsibility : luck, choice, and the welfare state, Yascha Mounk

The age of responsibility : luck, choice, and the welfare state, Yascha Mounk

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The age of responsibility : luck, choice, and the welfare state
Title
The age of responsibility
Title remainder
luck, choice, and the welfare state
Statement of responsibility
Yascha Mounk
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A novel focus on "personal responsibility" has transformed political thought and public policy in America and Europe. Since the 1970s, responsibility--which once meant the moral duty to help and support others--has come to suggest an obligation to be self-sufficient. This narrow conception of responsibility has guided recent reforms of the welfare state, making key entitlements conditional on good behavior. Drawing on intellectual history, political theory, and moral philosophy, Yascha Mounk shows why the Age of Responsibility is pernicious--and how it might be overcome. Mounk shows that today's focus on individual culpability is both wrong and counterproductive: it distracts us from the larger economic forces determining aggregate outcomes, ignores what we owe our fellow citizens regardless of their choices, and blinds us to other key values, such as the desire to live in a society of equals. Recognizing that even society's neediest members seek to exercise genuine agency, Mounk builds a positive conception of responsibility. Instead of punishing individuals for their past choices, he argues, public policy should aim to empower them to take responsibility for themselves--and those around them.--
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1982-
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Mounk, Yascha
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Responsibility
  • Responsibility
  • Autarchy
  • Welfare state
  • Welfare economics
  • Autarchy
  • Responsibility
  • Responsibility
  • Welfare economics
  • Welfare state
Label
The age of responsibility : luck, choice, and the welfare state, Yascha Mounk
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780674545465
Lccn
2016048373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959648872
Label
The age of responsibility : luck, choice, and the welfare state, Yascha Mounk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780674545465
Lccn
2016048373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959648872

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