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In 2010/11 484 blind or partially-sighted people in Wales were able to claim just under pounds 1m in benefits they weren't aware they were entitled to thanks to a welfare right
service set up by the RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind).
The theory of equality will not sufficeC* we need to reframe welfare rights
which can be enforced by courts," he said.
To fully appreciate this intriguing argument, a few words on the status of social welfare rights
in the United States are warranted.
existence and binding force of constitutional welfare rights
The most profound difference, illustrated powerfully by Felicia Kornbluh in her lucid and well-written account of the politics of the welfare rights
movement, was that in the 1960s, there was a broad-based antipoverty coalition led by poor mothers, supported by social workers, attorneys, clergy, and community organizers, and financially aided by President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty.
"Any family could find themselves suddenly needing their welfare rights
through job loss, bereavement, illness or disability.
I began discussing Machan's opposition to welfare rights
for the poor on libertarian grounds in print in my 1988 book How to Make People Just; Machan returned the favor of discussing my views on this topic in his 1989 book Individuals and Their Rights.
In Welfare Rights
, Kornbluh chronicles the efforts of the National Welfare Rights
Organization to secure a guaranteed income for every citizen.
I come down against constitutional change for America, and while I try to provide a balanced view of constitutional welfare rights
, my bottom line is against them, at least for us.
A right to welfare sounds out of place in a world in which a Democratic president has successfully campaigned to "end welfare as we know it." Admittedly, advocates of constitutional welfare rights
did not merely; or even primarily, mean the right of single unemployed mothers to receive government stipends; they had in mind a broader set of rights to protect basic "welfare" in the general sense of human needs.