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America's Giant Welfare State

By Robert Samuelson - November 26, 2014

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WASHINGTON -- We Americans pride ourselves on not having a "welfare state." We're not like Europeans. We're more individualistic and self-reliant, and although we may have a "social safety net" to protect people against unpredictable personal and societal tragedies, we explicitly repudiate a comprehensive welfare state as inherently un-American.Dream on. Call it a massive case of national...

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