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The Job Insurance Red Herring

by Henry Pratt Fairchild - 1935

THE air is full of insurance talk these days, particularly of social insurance. We are being encouraged to think of insurance as a remedy for most of the ills that flesh is heir to. The endorsement given to various insurance proposals by persons of unquestioned intelligence and social outlook, added to the vigorous tradition in favor of social measures, may easily create the impression that the insurance principle affords a satisfactory medium for solving a considerable proportion of the outstanding problems of society. It is vitally important at this juncture that the inherent limitations and defects of the insurance principle should be clearly understood.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 9, 1935, p. 19-21
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13123, Date Accessed: 9/19/2020 6:13:00 PM

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