Archive for Tag “entitlement programs”
10 min. Poverty in America
Don Watkins appears on Butler on Business to discuss the increased usage of food stamps, and the causes and solutions to poverty in America. This interview was broadcast September 6, 2012.
It’s an open secret that America’s entitlement state is in disarray, and that the United States faces a crushing debt, thanks to programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. But according to Ayn Rand Center fellow Don Watkins, that’s not the biggest problem with entitlements. Mr. Watkins delivered this talk on February 21, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois, as part of the ARC Speaker Series.
Yaron Brook answers the question “What is the laissez-faire solution to the entitlement crisis?” Featured on LaissezFaire: The Uncompromised Case for Capitalism.
Yaron Brook discusses what would happen America did not have a social safety net. This interview with The Street was recorded on February 24, 2012.
10 min. Life Before the Nanny State
Don Watkins discusses what would happen if the government left people to take responsibility for their own lives. (PJTV interview; January 16, 2012; 10 min.)
Yaron Brook appears on The Mike Slater Show to discuss claims that entitlement programs have made life better. Recorded December 16, 2011.
Yaron Brook appears on The Mike Slater Show to discuss numerous issues related to capitalism in today’s culture. Recorded October 3, 2011.
Yaron Brook discusses the false moral premises underlying the entitlement state. This PJTV interview was posted to YouTube on July 15, 2011.
Don Watkins discusses the three biggest entitlement programs that drive government spending. This session of The Schilling Show was recorded February 28, 2011.