9780674237674-0674237676-The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State

The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State

ISBN-13: 9780674237674
ISBN-10: 0674237676
Edition: Reprint
Author: Mounk, Yascha
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674237674
ISBN-10: 0674237676
Edition: Reprint
Author: Mounk, Yascha
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mounk, Yascha wrote The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State comprising 288 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674237676 and 9780674237674. Since then The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

Responsibility―which once meant the moral duty to help and support others―has come to be equated with an obligation to be self-sufficient. This has guided recent reforms of the welfare state, making key entitlements conditional on good behavior. Drawing on political theory and moral philosophy, Yascha Mounk shows why this re-imagining of personal responsibility is pernicious―and suggests how it might be overcome.

“This important book prompts us to reconsider the role of luck and choice in debates about welfare, and to rethink our mutual responsibilities as citizens.”
―Michael J. Sandel, author of Justice

“A smart and engaging book… Do we so value holding people accountable that we are willing to jeopardize our own welfare for a proper comeuppance?”
―New York Times Book Review

“An important new book… [Mounk] mounts a compelling case that political rhetoric…has shifted over the last half century toward a markedly punitive vision of social welfare.”
―Los Angeles Review of Books

“A terrific book. The insight at its heart―that the conception of responsibility now at work in much public rhetoric and policy is both punitive and ill-conceived―is very important and should be widely heeded.”
―Jedediah Purdy, author of After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene

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