Liberal Human Capital Views

Liberal Human Capital Views - Liberal Explanations of...

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Liberal Explanations of Poverty and Inequality
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Competing Perspectives View of Social Justice Focus of CAUSAL explanations (of poverty) View of Government ( as a Tool for addressing Soc Problems) Conservative Individualist (Nozick) “Cultures of Poverty” 2 divergent views: poverty a result of maladaptive… 1. Ethnic or “home” Cultures OR 2. The Welfare State (‘nanny state’) Very Little Faith …in government, or at least “maternal” approaches to behavioral change. (Not so with Mead! Gov’t can be effective, if it’s Paternalist) Mainstream Liberal Redistributionist (Rawls) Human Capital Deficits 1. Education and Training 2. Discrimination in the immediate and individual or interpersonal sense. Some Faith : Gov’t can help change workers (“re-skilling”, education), but should only minimally interfere with the economy. Social Democratic Solidaristic, Communal (Frazier, Young) Structural and Economic conditions Reform of…. 1.
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