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Welfare state

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Welfare State and Social Democracy

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The Welfare State has a Future!

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Ben Shapiro on the Welfare State

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What is WELFARE STATE? What does WELFARE STATE mean? WELFARE STATE meaning & definition

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The Nordic social welfare model

The welfare state is a concept of government in which the state plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of its citizens. It is based on the principles of equality of opportunity, equitable distribution of wealth, and public responsibility for those unable to avail themselves of the minimal provisions for a good life. The general term may cover a variety of forms of economic and social organization. The sociologist T. H. Marshall described the modern welfare state as a distinctive combination of democracy, welfare, and capitalism.
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