Additional Readings


YG Network (Peter Wehner, Yuval Levin et al), Conservative Reforms for Limited Government and a Thriving Middle Class, YG Network, 2014.

Joseph Stiglitz et al, Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity, Roosevelt Institute, 2015.



Sir William Beveridge, Social Insurance and Allied Services (The Beveridge Report), Presented to Parliament By Command of His Majesty (U.K.), November 1942.

Friedrich Hayek, The Road to Serfdom (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1944).

Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time, (Boston: Beacon Press ed., 1944, 1957)

T.H. Marshall “Citizenship and Social Class,” from Citizenship and Social Class and Other Essays (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1950).

Asa Briggs, “The Welfare State in Historical Perspective,” Archives of European Sociology v.2 (1961), pp 221-258.

Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962).

Harold Wilensky, The Welfare State and Equality (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975)

Robert Goodin, Protecting the Vulnerable: A Reanalysis of Our Social Responsibilities (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986).

Charles Murray, Losing Ground: American Social Policy: 1950-1980 (New York: Basic Books, 1989).

Gosta Esping-Anderson, The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990).

Joseph Hacker, The Divided Welfare State (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Tony Judt, What Is Living and What Is Dead In Social Democracy, New York Review of Books, December 17, 2009