Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Welfare or Hellfare: Are we on the way?

To becoming a Welfare state?

So what's a Welfare State?

According to Wikipedia:

There are three main interpretations of the idea of a welfare state:
the provision of welfare services by the state.
an ideal model in which the state assumes primary responsibility for the welfare of its citizens. This responsibility in theory ought to be comprehensive, because all aspects of welfare are considered and universally applied to citizens as a right. 'Welfare state' can also mean the creation of a "safety net" of minimum standards of varying forms of welfare. Here is found some confusion between a "welfare state" and a "welfare society" (see below) in common debate about the definition of the term.
the provision of welfare in society. In many "welfare states", especially in continental Europe, welfare is not actually provided by the state, but by a combination of independent, voluntary, mutualist and government services. The functional provider of benefits and services may be a central or state government, a state-sponsored company or agency, a private corporation, a charity or another form of non-profit organisation. However, this phenomenon has been more appropriately termed a "welfare society," and the term "welfare system" has been used to describe the range of welfare state and welfare society mixes that are found.

Some people disagree with the model of a welfare state, calling it the "nanny state" that causes an infringment on many personal freedoms. And we all know that is so possible in Bahrain!!

We need to consider...



ammaro said...

i think bahrain tries to be a welfare state, but fails miserably

SoulSearch said...

I guess you're right, what do you expect from folks who try to block websites?