Yankee Busybody Spinsterhood

Tuesday, August 23, 2005
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Rothbard’s Origins of the Welfare State in America examines what gave rise to the welfare-redistributionist mindset in America’s 19th century and onward. Yankee postmillennial pietism, according to Rothbard, is one of the the earliest ideologies spreading statism as we understand it in the modern sense.

Richard Ely, John Rogers Commons, and John Dewey were, as Rothbard noted,

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