A Life of One's Own by David Kelley
Individual Rights and the Welfare State

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The welfare state rests on the assumption that people have rights to food, shelter, health care, retirement income, and other goods provided by the government. David Kelley examines the historical origins of that assumption, and the rationale used to support it today.

About David Kelley

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David Kelley is founder and, since 1990, executive director of The Objectivist Center, a leading center for research and education in Objectivism, the philosophy originated by Ayn Rand, world famous author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, among other works. His many articles on social issues and public policy have appeared in Barron's, Harpers, The Sciences, Harvard Business Review, and elsewhere.
Published September 18, 1998 by Cato Institute. 165 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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