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Human Nature and Welfare

The usual view of human nature is either people will work hard to get what they need/want, or people are naturally lazy and will take what they can. On the other hand, maybe one's view is a combination of the two. Either way, identify your view and then explain which policy you favor from the list below of 7 and why?

1). The Poor Relief Act of 1601

2). The Political Machine Policy from 1870 to 1920

3). 1935 Social Security Act

4). The Economic Opportunity Act of 1965 (The start of the Great Society programs)

5). The 1970's: President Nixon proposed the Family Assistance Plan

6). 1988 The Family Support Act

7). 1996 The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act

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I am of the view that some individuals will work hard to get what they want or need, and some people are naturally lazy and would take what they can without working hard for it. I am of the view that truly ascertaining human nature requires a combination of these two perspectives, due to the fact that it is human nature for ...

Solution Summary

The solution discusses human nature and welfare. It favors from multiple policies the 1935 Social Security Act and discusses why.

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