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“Misiones”: Social Programs of the Bolivarian Revolutionary Government of Venezuela as a development model for alleviating poverty
Hugo Chavez’s social programs, including education, land reform, and other projects more commonly referred to as “misiones”, are some of the most progressive aspects of his government. . . . Not only do the misiones provide ...
Gatekeeping Between Government and Religion: Faith-Based Initiative Competition and Supervision
Communities of the world’s major religions have always incorporated care for others into their central teachings. Politicians have recently seized upon the relative success of these faith-based organizations’ services. ...
An Unlikely Opposition: Examining Political Threats to the American Welfare State
. . . the paper opens with a consideration of the harms of a political trend hostile to government social spending. Based on evidence from the current U.S. model as well as European welfare states, I assume that government ...
The State and the Collection Plate: the Possibilities and Limitations of Charitable Giving
Policymakers and public officials constantly debate how best to assist the poor. Currently, the debate rages about whether the government is too large, and whether shrinking the government means eliminating many public ...