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The Resource Probable justice : risk, insurance, and the welfare state, Rachel Z. Friedman

Probable justice : risk, insurance, and the welfare state, Rachel Z. Friedman

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Probable justice : risk, insurance, and the welfare state
Title
Probable justice
Title remainder
risk, insurance, and the welfare state
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Z. Friedman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The welfare state has today become a political cudgel used to assign blame for ballooning national debt and tout the need for personal responsibility. Despite objections, social insurance-from workers' compensation laws to pension, disability, and unemployment benefits, to healthcare and parental leave policies-defines the modern welfare state and permeates daily life. Any rationale for a system of social insurance has to account for these questions: How do we assess the burden of risk over time? How do we decide who and what to cover, and at what cost? Probable Justice traces a history of social insurance, from the idea of social accountability through the advanced welfare state of collective responsibility and risk. At the heart of Rachel Z. Friedman's investigation is a study of how social insurance systems employ probability theory to flexibly distribute coverage and measure risk. Friedman reveals that the political genius of probabilistic social insurance is to allow for myriad accommodations of needs, risks, financing, and political aims, and thereby promote liberal social justice"--
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Friedman, Rachel Z
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Social security
  • Welfare state
  • Risk
  • Probabilities
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Probable justice : risk, insurance, and the welfare state, Rachel Z. Friedman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1139632352
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 254 pages
Isbn
9780226730769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1139632352
Label
Probable justice : risk, insurance, and the welfare state, Rachel Z. Friedman
Publication
Copyright
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
Control code
on1139632352
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 254 pages
Isbn
9780226730769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1139632352

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