Claremont Institute conference on "The Trump Phenomenon"
Claremont McKenna, Henry Salvatori Center Visiting Scholar William Voegeli was at the Nixon Library on Thursday to discuss his new book, “Never Enough: America’s Limitless Welfare State,” a close look at the current state of American dependence on food stamps and unemployment compensation, and the increasing importance of Social Security and Medicare for millions of older Americans.
How big should government be? At what point will it exhaust its ability to solve the problems of society and individuals? Are today's citizens bankrupting future generations? Has "big government" taken on a life of its own, challenging self-government itself?
Speech on Never Enough
In his debut publication, "Never Enough: America’s Limitless Welfare State," William Voegeli argues that the failure to speak clearly and candidly about the welfare state’s limits has wide-reaching and grave consequences, as America continues to incur obligations it can’t afford while failing to establish priorities for the welfare state’s finite resources.