Vol. 4 No. 14 (2018): Journal of Leadership and Management

A Case for Replacing Government Welfare with Private Nonprofits

Aileen Elizabeth Shirley
Aileen Elizabeth Shirley Walter E. Block College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans, USA
Walter E. Block
Walter E. Block, Ph.D. Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics, College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, Box 15, Miller Hall 318, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA email: wblock@loyno.edu
Published December 28, 2018
How to Cite
Shirley, A. E., & Block, W. E. (2018). A Case for Replacing Government Welfare with Private Nonprofits. Journal of Leadership and Management, 4(14). Retrieved from http://leadership.net.pl/JLM/article/view/140


There are two main arguments for replacing government welfare with private nonprofit organizations. One is ethical. The state programs are predicated upon compulsory taxes, and the less coercion in society the better. The other is efficacy. Governments are inefficient at whatever they do, and helping the poor via transfers of funds to them is no exception.

Keywords: welfare, charity, poverty, economics


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