Social Insurance Vs Cash Relief Welfare

Explain the difference between social insurance and cash relief welfare programs and give one example of each one. Social insurance and cash relief welfare programs are important parts of our nation’s system of benefits and programs that help maintain our society. Social insurance is a safety net for everyone that is part of the society; we have this program because of the taxes we pay, it is government guaranteed. It is similar to private sector insurance because they only provide for us when certain circumstances occur. On top of that, one can only receive this benefit if they have paid into it. So if someone has not paid into or contributed to a social insurance program, they will not receive the benefit. Social insurance comes from an …show more content…
He believed in competition, where the weak lose the struggle and die out, It was social survival of the“fittest”, where the wealthiest and most powerful were the “fittest.” Additionally, he thought social reform was harmful to the well-being and progress of society and Laissez-Faire capitalism. Spencer had a very popular idea to specifically the upper class of society. Regardless, social darwinism is not humane there is no social justice. There would be no social welfare programs if Social Darwinism was the belief of society today. As humans we cannot exist as individuals, we need others to survive; survival through cooperation is the only way to sustain life on Earth. Lastly, Evolution only tells how things are; it does not say how they should …show more content…
Malthus wanted sexes to be segregated, in order to limit children and reproduction around the late 1700s. As a result we have programs still today, such as TANF that attempt to control populations by only keeping mothers on it if they do not reproduce and have more children. The government should not have this much power and control over women’s bodies and their families. These “preventative checks” put moral restraints on women and families. It also influences the belief that some part of society should thrive and others not so much. Everyone was to work and living conditions were to be made as grim and harsh as possible in order to deter others from applying. The majority of the American public anti-poverty policy until the Depression of the 1930. Social Darwinism believed that you have to let the person hit bottom before being able to help (survival of the fittest/natural selection). Social Darwinism secures the idea that part of society needs to be poor and miserable in order for balance. It allowed scientific racism and Eugenics to approve or deny people to immigrate to the U.S. by setting limits on the admission of non-Europeans as well as Southern and Eastern

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