9781599474359

A Nation of Takers: America's Entitlement Epidemic

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    9781599474359

  • ISBN10:

    1599474352

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/19/2012
  • Publisher: Templeton Foundation Pr
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Summary

Entitlements will be one of, if not the, key issue in the Presidential election this year. In this book, one of America's foremost economists and demographers puts together a handy, brief, accessible guide that includes, for the first time, all the data on the growth of entitlements in America over the past 50 years. Shows clearly the present day and future impact of entitlement growth on American culture and economy. Includes easy-to-read, four color charts throughout the book that show growth of specific entitlements, including, medicare, social security, and disability payments. A nation of Taker's also contains a response to the data from William A. Galston and Yuval Levin, two of America's leading political theorists. Nick Eberstadt, William Galston, and Yuval Levin are highly regarded experts on political and economic issues and are regularly called on by the media to explain complex economic issues.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
America's Growing Dependency on Government Entitlements
The Rise of Entitlements in Modern America, 1960-2010p. 3
Dissenting Points of View
Have We Become a "Nation of Takers"?p. 93
Civil Society and the Entitlement State Yuval Levinp. 115
Epilogue: Response to Galston and Levinp. 129
About the Contributorsp. 133
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