What does 'welfare' mean to you?

Apr 24, 2013
'Welfare' used to simply mean 'well-being'. These days it often has negative connotations and multiple meanings.

What we mean by 'entitlement'? Well, that depends...

Apr 22, 2013
'Entitlement' has almost contradictory meanings in casual conversation - and also, depending on your views, in political discourse about the social safety net

How did the social safety net get its name?

Apr 2, 2013
How did that phrase -- the safety net-- become a household term for social programs in the first place?

Flying with a net, literal and figurative

Mar 26, 2013
Our reporter learns to fly on a trapeze -- and gets a crash course in safety nets, both real and metaphoric.

Show me your (real and metaphoric) safety net

Mar 26, 2013
One woman's definition of a safety net: Something that lets you take risks, from going to school to flying from a trapeze.

Ryan says private sector key to ending high poverty

Oct 24, 2012
VP candidate says businesses can grow jobs and private donations can displace the safety net.