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On the Feasibility of a Liberal Welfare State: Agency and Exit Costs in Income Security Clubs

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  • Roger Congleton

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Constitutional Political Economy.

Volume (Year): 18 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 145-159

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Handle: RePEc:kap:copoec:v:18:y:2007:i:3:p:145-159

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Keywords: Social Insurance; Agency Problems; Exit; Averse Selection; Welfare State; Social Security; Public Choice; Constitutional Economics; Liberalism; H4; D6; P5;

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  1. Goulão, Catarina, 2014. "Voluntary Public Health Insurance," TSE Working Papers 14-488, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
  2. Roger Congleton, 2010. "Thoughts on Daniel Shapiro's “Is the welfare state justified?”," The Review of Austrian Economics, Springer, vol. 23(1), pages 103-105, March.

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