Can religious charities take the place of the welfare state?
from The Atlantic
With billions of dollars worth of cuts to federal social services likely ahead, the wars of religion have begun. If government steps back, religious organizations may need to step up. Much of the infrastructure and money involved in the charitable provision of social services is associated with religion, whether it’s a synagogue’s homeless-sheltering program or a large aid organization such as Catholic Relief Services. People like the Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner believe these private services could potentially be expanded even further.
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