General Welfare-Liberalism

How Political Ideas Affect American Government

My Interpretation

Draft of Constitution

Ideas as reflected in political culture shape politics and especially the making of public policy. A particular philosopy that I term general-welfare liberalism dominates the American government to an extent that is hard to overstate. These pages explain and illustrate this constellation of ideas.


The concept of a public philosophy

Laissez Faire

Main Ideas of General-Welfare Liberalism

General-Welfare Liberalism In Practice

The State and the Economy

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