Savage State: Welfare Capitalism and Inequality
- Publish Date: 2005-08-18
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Edward J. Martin;Rodolfo D. Torres
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 is used as a point of departure for a critique of contemporary welfare policy and the capitalist state. Martin and Torres set out to renew a critical Marxist method by extending it to an analysis of contemporary social policy. It is in this approach that they set out to argue that a critique of welfare policy within the context of capitalism is more timely and important than ever before.