Tom G. Palmer

Tom Palmer is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, director of the Institute's educational division, Cato University, Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, and General Director of the Atlas Global Initiative for Free Trade, Peace, and Prosperity.

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After the Welfare State

MAY 13, 2013 by LANCE LAMBERTON

The current welfare state is unsustainable, but also unnecessary. After the Welfare State examines the history of voluntary aid societies, which flourished until the current array of entitlement programs wiped them out.

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Heavily-armed police and their supporters will tell you they need all those armored trucks and heavy guns. It's a dangerous job, not least because Americans have so many guns. But the numbers just don't support these claims: Policing is safer than ever--and it's safer than a lot of common jobs by comparison. Daniel Bier has the analysis. Plus, Iain Murray and Wendy McElroy look at how the Feds are recruiting more and more Americans to do their policework for them.
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