Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mutual Aid Societies Before the Welfare State

Thomas E. Woods, Jr., the great libertarian historian and economist and host of the Tom Woods Show (which I highly recommend), interviews David Beito, author of From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967, and they talk on how mutual societies existed, particularly among blacks, before the welfare state came about and changed the course of American welfare. Here is the link to that interview.

And please do subscribe to the Tom Woods Show on iTunes, or go to the website, where all the interviews are collected in an archive for downloading. I enjoy it, and it is very interesting, particularly this interview.