What’s Really Wrong with Entitlements May 15, 2012

What’s Really Wrong with Entitlements
A talk at the University of California, San Diego

Who: Don Watkins, fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute

What: A talk examining America’s entitlement state

Where: Price Center West, Eleanor Roosevelt College Room, UCSD, San Diego

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2012, 7-9 p.m.

Description: 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.
In this talk, you will discover the unknown history of life in America before the entitlement state, and discover the surprising reason why the United States went from a limited government to an entitlement nation. In the process, you will find out why all of the usual solutions to our entitlement crisis cannot work and what kind of solution could.

Admission: FREE. Open to students and the public.

Bio: Don Watkins is a columnist at Forbes.com and his op-eds have appeared in such venues as Investor’s Business Daily, The Christian Science Monitor, FoxNews.com, CNBC.com and Forbes magazine. He has appeared on nationally syndicated radio programs, and is a regular guest on PJTV’s Front Page with Allen Barton. His book, Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government, co-authored with Yaron Brook, will be released in September.

More information: Please e-mail Alana Goycochea agoycoch@uscsd.edu.

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