Describe the differences between “public assistance” and “social insurance,” and why one of these is considered more acceptable than the other by some people

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1. Describe the differences between “public assistance” and “social insurance,” and why one of these is considered more acceptable than the other by some people.

2. How did welfare come to be racialized? How did this impact people living in poverty, particularly women and families of color living in poverty?

3. Discuss the limitations of a comprehensive rational approach to public policy-making.

4. Discuss the ethical implications of utilizing an incremental approach to policy-making in cases where social and economic injustices are particularly egregious.

5. Discuss the role of government in regulating and mediating social conflict, and the means it uses to regulate social conflict.

6. What were your key takeaways from Allard’s discussion on the role of non-profits in welfare provision in the US? How does this impact your understanding of the welfare structure in the US?