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This book is the second part of three parts on the development of the American social welfare state from 1933 to 2016. This volume is focused on the action (or inaction) toward a comprehensive social welfare state during the American presidential administrations of Richard Nixon to Barack Obama (until January 2016). This volume is concentrated mainly on American economic philosophy, in particular the common misperceptions around the term neoliberalism. We will examine these beliefs and what effect they have had on any development of the American social welfare state.

©2016 Thomas F. Winterbottom (P)2017 Thomas F. Winterbottom

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This will open a whole new world of knowledge ...u

This book is well-documented presentation that is written in a humorous, albeit thought-provoking style.

Combining direct and indirect taxes, as well as taxes from state and local government, the average American family paid $15,748 in taxes in 2018.

This will give you clear and better understanding about Human Progress and American History way back the old times from Nixon to Obama.

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This audiobook is well worth finishing!

This audiobook is well worth finishing. I may not have caught everything, but I feel I've just taken a bath in knowledge. and I am inspired to change and make a difference; it was very detailed and rigorous.

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This audio book is extraordinary!

This audio book is extraordinary: beautifully written, impressive in scope and scholarship. A compelling and ambitious study of American history that will enrich the classroom and provoke new scholarship.

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gave me an abundance of understanding

This may be the best Great Audible that I have listened too. I covers a huge amount of history. This one gave me an abundance of understanding in the development of the American Social Welfare State from Nixon to Obama. The narrator was superb. Highly recommended.

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incredibly educational

This audiobook was gorgeous, devastating, and incredibly educational. The narrator (William Bahl) did a great job.

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Brutally honest. Worth it

This is the second part of a study examining the development of the American social welfare state since the Progressive Era, primarily focusing on the social policies of the American presidential administrations from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama. (Of course, if you have read Part I of this study, you have seen that the social policies of any nation are determined by a complicated mix of social, economic, and political factors, and in no way are only determined by individuals who occupy elected positions in the American political system. But in the American political system, the President is the executive, who is responsible for setting the national vision for America, so that is the position that is really managing the various social and economic forces that result or do not result in any concrete social legislation, so any analysis of national social welfare policies must be focused there). This part will focus on the presidential administrations from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. For the general introduction to the scope of this entire multi-part study, refer to the Introduction in Part one.

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Hunting good will....

Welfare capitalism, one of the possible solutions to worker's rights and economic development, is a leading idea. Welfare capitalism is usually seen as the opposite of the welfare state. The welfare state involves heavy government regulation and labor unions providing social welfare policies. Aside from adults, social welfare can also brighten the future for poverty-stricken kids, ultimately halting the cycle of poverty in families at risk. Poverty can be traumatic for children, and welfare helps the next generation become less reliant on government support. Although the Progressive Era brought reform to government and business and increased political power for many citizens, its benefits were limited to white Americans; African Americans and other minorities continued to experience discrimination and marginalization during this era.

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very well researched and well-written

A very well researched, written and narrated audible book! This book is well-documented presentation that is written in a humorous, albeit thought-provoking style. Liked it!!!

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American social welfare state

As what the author says, this volume is concentrated mainly on American economic philosophy, in particular the common misperceptions around the term neoliberalism. You will learn the beliefs and what effect they have had on any development of the American social welfare state.

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Human Progress and American History

This book is important in its attempt to seek out a new and potentially exciting way of viewing human progress and American history through the lens of nature’s influence. Historians should imitate and improve upon this attempt.

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  • 25-10-20

American history that few of us know

This audiobook takes you beyond your traditional methods of historical study and hermeneutics. I will not spoil the content for you, but be ready to walk away with a whole new tool and perspective. Aside from the brief moments of over-romanticism, this book offers a unique exploration with great detail and lots of evidence. The following is a non-exhaustive list of public benefits that USCIS does not consider in the public charge inadmissibility determination as they are considered earned benefits: Federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Social Security benefits (SSDI); Social Security; Federal and state disability insurance. Some popular types of welfare in America include Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Child's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Medicaid is a health insurance program geared towards people with low income and the elderly.

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  • Steven
  • 25-10-20

Which states receive the most welfare?

I like the history Thomas F. Winterbottom provides. He talks about different eras in our history with some interesting sources to back him up. For a 4 hrs and 14 mins audiobook, this is so worth it!
Here are the 10 states with the most welfare recipients: New Mexico (21,459 per 100k)
The ten states that have the highest number of SNAP recipients are:

California (3,636,314)
Texas (3,291,843)
Florida (2,779,400)
New York (2,642,450)
Illinois (1,780,778)
Pennsylvania (1,741,489)
Ohio (1,378,556)
Georgia (1,348,973)

This one gave me an abundance of understanding in the development of the American Social Welfare State from Nixon to Obama. The narrator William Bahl did a great job.

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  • rhonarrhonatgmaildotcom
  • 28-01-20

Quite intriguing!

Honestly, this audiobook was quite intriguing; it arouse your mind/brain towards the American history, I must say that I have learned and discovered a lot from this audible.

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  • Sarah Anderson
  • 28-01-20

A worthwhile listen!

Well-written, backed up be solid research, and it was very informative, interesting - definitely a worthwhile listen.

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  • Billy Robinson
  • 28-10-20

History is important

Although President Franklin D. Roosevelt focused mainly on creating jobs for the masses of unemployed workers, he also backed the idea of federal aid for poor children and other dependent persons. By 1935, a national welfare system had been established for the first time in American history. Here the separation between economic and social policy must be noted: Keynesian economics, if it had worked as promised, would stimulate demand in the American economy, and ultimately create jobs, but there was no policy provision that these created jobs be viable or economically prosperous. That would be a move from economic policy into a social policy to affect economic outcomes that moves beyond the individualistic philosophy of economic opportunity into the realm of a social and economic guarantee, and that has never happened in any major way in the lives of working-age Americans, although it has been done with the Social Security program. I went into this argument extensively in Part I.

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  • Shi Fen
  • 28-01-20

This audio book is so refreshing

This is a very well-rounded and entertaining audiobook! The author, Thomas F. Winterbottom is brilliant, Moreover, this audio book is so refreshing and I love the content!

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  • Jerick D.
  • 28-01-20

well researched and based on real sources

I found this book to be very well written, insightful and thought provoking. It is well researched and based on real sources! Such a good audiobook. I strongly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Jhonny Bravo
  • 04-02-20

An outstanding audiobook.

I am amazed and impressed with the overflowing content in here. An outstanding audiobook!! Highly recommended!

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  • James Howard
  • 30-01-20

I find it very enlightening

I have found this book immensely helpful in understanding the American history in comparison to many conservative books that typically just list the litany of stupid things they propose. I find it very enlightening with the amount of useful and new information he gives.

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  • Hanna Santos
  • 30-01-20

Highly recommended

Packed with well researched history, anecdotes and causation for America's present political crises.
You will, I guarantee, get much valued history, information and perspective from this serious study.

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