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Who’s Able-Bodied Anyway?

The 400-year history of how we talk about the deserving versus the undeserving poor.
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Noahpinion, Tyler Cowen and others have recently posted about the deserving poor. Bernard Shaw played with the idea of the deserving and undeserving poor in Pygmalion, written over 100 years ago. Pygmalion, more familiar as My Fair ...

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Chris Dillow says he's surprised a libertarian would even ask this question Murrary Rothbard asks: Why won't the left acknowledge the difference between deserving poor and undeserving poor. Why support the feckless, lazy & irrespons...

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Murrary Rothbard asks: Why won't the left acknowledge the difference between deserving poor and undeserving poor. Why support the feckless, lazy & irresponsible? I'd answer thusly: 1.I'm surprised a libertarian is asking. Two of the...

Who’s Able-Bodied Anyway?

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The 400-year history of how we talk about the deserving versus the undeserving poor.

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