Thy brother's keeper: the mutual aid tradition of American fraternal orders

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Author: David T. Beito
Date: Fall 1994
From: Policy Review(Issue 70)
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 3,758 words

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Abstract :

Friendly societies and fraternal orders should be considered as an alternative to the proposed national health insurance plan. Fraternal orders provided for the insurance needs of their members prior to the advent of the welfare state in the US. A return to the concepts of mutual aid, kinship and autonomy would be a welcome change from the welfare state system that has instituted bureaucratic dependancy.

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Source Citation
Beito, David T. "Thy brother's keeper: the mutual aid tradition of American fraternal orders." Policy Review, no. 70, 1994, p. 55+. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.
  

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