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Does the populist rise in Europe prove that intra-party democracy is not working?

Each party (including German and Nordic social democratic parties) has its own inner democratic election system which elects the party leaders and which proposes and changes the program of the party. ...
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Do immigrants to the US use up more welfare?

Trump administration proposes limiting green cards for those who took public benefits Do immigrants use up more welfare? This data says there is no correlation. Where can I find a scatter plot of ...
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Why do European cities have so many homeless and beggars despite its high-tax welfare system?

Any European cities I have ever visited had homeless or beggars on the street. Or these people may not necessarily be homeless but it is clear enough that they are extremely poor and need help from ...
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Model of interactions between government and society (circular dependency)

I have a question concerning how to think about or how it is that people/governments approach improving society at a large scale. I've attached a diagram showing my thinking: As you can see there is ...
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Where can I find a scatter plot of welfare spending vs. immigrant rate?

Where can I find a scatter plot of welfare spending (per capita, % of spending, or % of GDP) vs. immigrant rate (per capita, or % of population)? By state or by country would be fine. I tried to ...
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Why don't people who are upset about economic inequality donate to the poor?

The middle-class American often moans about economic inequality, but there's another aspect to the same issue as well: yes, the middle-class American makes far less than Donald Trump or Bill Gates, ...
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Who are the homeless

I would like to know more about the background the homeless populations in America’s cities. These narratives should drive public policy but after many searches over the past year, I still consider ...
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Why is a big country less suitable for high-tax, high-welfare system?

Back when the US presidential election, I frequently heard the US is not suitable for the high-tax, large-welfare system like in Scandinavia. This is especially common among leftists, mostly Hillary ...
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US political parties that support EU style social social welfare spending?

Are there any political parties or groups in the United States that openly support making the U.S. more like EU countries by: Addressing social welfare and safety net needs by increasing federal non-...
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What is the real cost of unconditional basic income for germany compared to social spending

I would like to know if the idea of a basic income of 1000€ per person each month is more costly than the system we currently have in Germany and how much it would differ presumably. In Germany we ...
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Why there is so much neglect and even the hate of socialism/communism as the postcapitalism? [closed]

Marxism teaches that the development of technology leads to the new forms of social and economic orders. There have been already primitive communism, slavery, feudalism and now the capitalism is the ...
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“Debunking Scandinavian Envy”

On Greg Mankiw's blog, he posted the following entry, titled "Debunking Scandinavian Envy". http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2016/08/debunking-scandinavia-envy.html Fact of the day: "Danish-...
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Can providing a basic income to a subset of poor citizens benefit the government politically?

I am looking for empirical evidence that making direct monetary payments to targeted groups of deprived people - say paying all families living in a certain poor district fifty dollars every month, ...
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But without government, who will take care of the poor? [closed]

Without government, who will take care of the poor? One government defines poverty as $11,888/yr for an individual.
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Will basic income necessarily be a government initiative?

Discussions around a basic income usually presuppose that government will necessarily have to provide this benefit. I am aware of charities such as GiveDirectly who run trials conducting ...
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What are the expected economic ramifications of the Swiss basic income initiative? Has something like this ever been tried before?

The Swiss version of democracy is one of the world's most direct, meaning that the vote of the people is able to make laws rather than just elect representatives. Recently the Swiss people have ...
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What percentage of people receive SNAP benefits for extended periods of time?

The FARRM bills major expenditure, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), supports over 40 million people. What percentage of people have received SNAP benefits for more than 5/10/20/...
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How much did the US spend on each means-tested program during the last 5 years?

The Weekly Standard had an article that made the following claims: The federal government has spent a total $3.7 trillion on approximately 80 different means-tested poverty and welfare programs. ...
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What estimates are there on the level of fraud in the Social Security Disability Insurance program?

Steve Kroft had an expose on the federal Social Security Disability Insurance program. The hearing involves the federal disability insurance program, which could become the first government ...
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Does the percentage of single mothers correlate with high welfare states?

CATO released their Work Versus Welfare Trade-off 2013 study. Table 4 shows that in 8 states, welfare pays the equivalent of an average salary in those states in cash/in-kind goods. Table 4 Pretax ...