Alternatives to the welfare state

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There are many alternatives to the welfare state for taking care of the poor. Carl Watner advocates "that every one take care of him or herself and care for the members of his or her family, when they need help. If this were done, there would be no justification for any statist legislation. Competent individuals and strong families, particularly the three generation living unit, are some of the strongest bulwarks against the State. (And it should be remembered that families need not be limited by blood lines. Love, which brings outsiders into the family, is often more important than blood ties.)"[1]


  1. Watner, Carl (December 1987). "What is Our Plan?". The Voluntaryist. pp. 3.