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I believe in reining in corporate power and concentrating economic controls / planning in the hands of a highly centralized government (statism).  I prefer government that: 1) takes responsibility to ensure that everyone is looked out for by providing extensive social services; 2) assures environmental quality, workplace safety / societal stability through appropriate regulations; 3) maximizes spending to promote peaceful social harmony, and minimizes military spending. (Note: while social welfare states heavily tax private property, they don’t challenge its sanctity as socialism does.)  

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a club WV Theme...

...individual <---> group

the theme is paired with: #19B Corporate Capitalism  to make Choice #35  in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:  version 2.0    version 3.0       is this theme new to version 4?--NO

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs
Worldview Watch #53, posted 6/26/2017 America: Toward a More Perfect Union or Winner Takes All? 
Worldview Watch #19: Health Care, Religion, Beliefs, Attitudes--US vs. UK

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

  welfare Welfare State welfare economics
  taxes public interest Publicly Funded Health Care
Social Welfare Social Insurance / Social Security Negative Income Tax
Public Housing economic interventionism  Basic Income  
public-private partnerships social safety net social welfare mode
    regulatory economics

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#4 Spreading Disinformation / Tactical Deception #19A  Competitive Capitalism  #26B  More is Better Mentality / Abundance #43   Seeking Wealth & Power  
#46B Military Backers #48B  Liking Co-operation-Based Communities   #50A Libertarian    #51B Big Business Pushes Global Limits
#103A Individual Glory #203A Hierarchical Rigidity   #204A Freedom From Limits  

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #49A: Social Welfare Statism

Social Policy Virtual Library (from UK's University of Bath)
Center for Public Policy and Management (from UK's Robert Gordon University) 
US Welfare System--Help for US Citizens 
Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
Central Planning
Four Phases of Government Regulation
Introduction to Social Policy  (a British perspective)
Wealth and Welfare States, by Garfinkel, Rainwater, and Smeeding (excerpts of 2010 book at Google Books)
Coping With an Ageing Population (report from The Economist June 3 2023)
Fixing the National Health Service (report from The Economist May 27 2023)
“Welfare States Repairing the Safety Net” (article from The Economist July 14 2018)
"The NHS at 70" (article about the UK's national health service from The Economist June 23 2018)
Commanding Heights: The Birth of the British Welfare State, by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw (book / PBS) 
"Poverty in America -- No Money, No Love" (report about welfare reform  from The Economist August 20 2016)

"Universal basic incomes --Arguments for state stipend payable to all" (article from The Economist June 4 2016)

"Japan and the Poor: On yer bike" (article from The Economist Nov 23 2013)
"Britain's Healthy Export: How to Sell the NHS" (article from The Economist Aug 3 2013)
"Social Spending in Asia: Widefare" (article from The Economist July 6 2013)
"French Reforms--Must We Work Harder?" (article re French welfare state reforms in June 22 2013 The Economist)
"Nordic Countries: Welfare, More for Less" (article from The Economist Feb 2 2013)
"Welfare in India: Money Where Your Mouth Is" (article from The Economist Nov 10 2012)
"The Welfare State We're In", by James Bartholomew (unflattering look at the British welfare state)
Numbers Show a Second-Rate U.S. by D. Francis (based on EPI study, compares U.S. and European economies) 
Nine Myths About Socialism in the US, by Bill Quigley  (April, 2010 article) 
Modernization and Central Planning, by E.C. Pasour, Jr
The Decline of Socialism and the Rise of the Welfare State, by Friedrich Hayek
The Urban Institute: Assessing the New Federalism
A Quiet Revolution in Welfare Economics, by Michael Albert and Robin Hahnel (democratic socialist view?)
Government Regulation of Business: The Moral Arguments by Tibor Machan (libertarian perspective?)
The Church: Lobbyist for the Welfare State (conservative Christian perspective)
Moral Authority, Ideology, and the Future of American Social Welfare, by A. Dobelstein (read at Google Books)
The Reality of Welfare and Welfare Rights (an Australian perspective)
A Marxist Critique of the Welfare State
US Economy: Over-Regulated America (Feb 18 2012 editorial in The Economist)
Europe's Ailing Social Model: Facts & Fairy-Tales, by M. De Vlieghere & P. Freymans (March 2006 article)
What Inferiority Complex? The Swedish Welfare State (August 2005 article from Economist's View)
From The Social Welfare State to the Social Investment State, by Michael Sherraden
Renewing Welfare Reform (February 2006 commentary from The Heritage Foundation)
quotes related to welfare

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