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A Nation of Takers: America's Entitlement Epidemic (New Threats to Freedom) by Nicholas Eberstadt


In A nation of Takers: america’s Entitlement Epidemic, one among our u . s .’s most suitable demographers, Nicholas Eberstadt, main points the exponential growth in entitlement spending over the last fifty years. As he notes, in 1960, entitlement bills accounted for well underneath a third of the federal government’s overall outlays. today, entitlement spending accounts for an entire two-thirds of the federal funds. Drawing on an excellent array of knowledge and employing a range of easy- to- learn, 4 color charts, Eberstadt shows the unchecked spiral of spending on a range of entitlements, everything from medicare to disability bills.  but Eberstadt does not just chart the impressive growth of entitlement spending, he additionally main points the large economic and cultural costs of this epidemic.   He powerfully argues that whilst this spending surely drains our federal coffers, it additionally has an overly real,long-lasting, terrible affect at the personality of our voters. Also incorporated within the ebook is a reaction from one among our best political theorists, William Galston. In his incisive reaction, he questions Eberstadt’s conclusions about the corrosive impact of entitlements on personality and provides his personal analysis of the affect of american entitlement growth.  
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author: Nicholas Eberstadtwriter: Templeton PressBinding: PaperbackLanguage: EnglishPages: 144

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