Today we are at a crossroads. America's entitlement state is threatening to bankrupt us, and new schemes such as ObamaCare are hastening the collapse. What should we do? In this provocative look at America before and after Social Security, Don Watkins argues that the answer is as simple as it is controversial: Abolish the entitlement state, starting with the retirement program that created it. This is t ather book for policy wonks about the financial trouble the entitlement state is in. This is the story of the role that Social Security has played in eroding the eagerness, energy and optimism that once defined America. And it is a guide for fighting back.
Don Watkins is one of today's most vocal opponents of the entitlement state, and coauthor, with Yaron Brook, of the national bestseller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government. A fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, Don studies Social Security, entitlements, and the moral foundations of capitalism. He is a host of the weekly podcast on the entitlement state, The Debt of Dialogues. You can find Don's work at www.EndOfTheDebtDraft.com and follow him on twitter at @dwatkins3