The Undercurrent is sponsoring a debate between Watkins and Howard Schweber (of the University of Wisconsin and The Huffington Post) on the topic “Is the welfare state just?” on April 1st. Visit the site above or www.itsyourlifeownit.org for more information on how to watch the
Best-selling author and Fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, Don Watkins, will debate UW-Madison political scientist, Howard Schweber, on the morality of the welfare state.
Government policies aimed at alleviating unqualified “suffering” . . . reward those who deserve to suffer. . . [and] create undeserved suffering for those who are trying to succeed.
It's a favorite refrain that the only things one can be certain of in life are death and taxes. But while death is a singular, usually distant occurrence, taxes are ever-present. We find ourselves handing Uncle Sam a share nearly every time we touch our
Congress recently approved a new budget of staggering proportions. Weighing in at $3.6 trillion, the plan provides billions in allocations towards a national health plan, green energy, foreign aid, education, and countless other programs. The president has declared that his budget is "an economic blueprint