GOVERNMENT STEALING FUTURE FROM TODAY’S YOUTH?


Author Tom Palmer discusses the impact of government welfare and retirement programs on younger generations of Americans.
DATE: 10/05/2012

Discussion Questions

1. Why does Tom Palmer say the future is being “stolen” from young people? Do you agree? Why or why not?

2. Tom Palmer says the system will come to an end because it cannot be sustained. What should happen next? Do we need government to keep providing these benefits somehow or is there an alternative?

3. What is a “mutual aid agency”? Do you think they would do a good job of taking care of people that need help? Why or why not? How do they differ from government agencies?

4. Why does Tom Palmer use Alcoholics Anonymous as an argument in favor of private charities? Is it a good example? Defend your answer.


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