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I am a believer in the concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government (statism).  I prefer a strong national government that: 1) takes responsibility to ensure that everyone is looked out for by providing extensive social services, and 2) assures environmental quality, workplace safety and societal stability through appropriate regulations.  (Note: While social welfare states heavily tax private property, they don’t challenge its sanctity as socialism does.)

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

values the common good and the public interest

don't mind paying higher taxes for more services, etc.

values safety net government welfare programs 

believes quality of life enhanced by government regulations

summary Wikipedia article: Welfare State  

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 3232

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 24

Related Words, Beliefs, Background -- 47 entries           Songs!           Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

playing  card related:  these are club worldview themes: individual <---> group             card #49 concise description

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

Social Welfare (from online encyclopedia)
Social Insurance / Social Security (from online encyclopedia)
Public Housing (from online encyclopedia)
Publicly Funded Health Care (from online encyclopedia)
Ideological Communitarianism (from online encyclopedia)
Basic Income (from online encyclopedia)
Negative Income Tax (from online encyclopedia)
Social Policy Virtual Library (from UK's University of Bath)
Center for Public Policy and Management (from UK's Robert Gordon University) 
Worldview Watch #19: Health Care, Religion, Beliefs, Attitudes--US vs. UK
Worldview Watch #53, posted 6/26/2017 America: Toward a More Perfect Union or Winner Takes All? 
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)
“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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