Posts Tagged ‘from mutual aid to the welfare state’

On today’s episode of Political Badger I interview David Beito about his book From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State which explores Fraternal Societies that provided social services before the government ran them.  It’s a good reminder of how man can and will always figure out ways to solve his problems in the absence of government intervention.  Many people assume we need government to provide unemployment insurance, etc.  Dr. Beito clearly illustrates this was not the case throughout most of our history.