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The Dependency Agenda
     

The Dependency Agenda

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by Kevin D. Williamson
 

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Each year, the United States spends $65,000 per poor family to “fight poverty” – in a country in which the average family income is just under $50,000. Meanwhile, most of that money goes to middle-class and upper-middle-class families, and the current U.S. poverty rate is higher than it was before the government began spending trillions of dollars on

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Each year, the United States spends $65,000 per poor family to “fight poverty” – in a country in which the average family income is just under $50,000. Meanwhile, most of that money goes to middle-class and upper-middle-class families, and the current U.S. poverty rate is higher than it was before the government began spending trillions of dollars on anti-poverty programs.

In this eye-opening Broadside, Kevin D. Williamson uncovers the hidden politics of the welfare state and documents the historical evidence that proves Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society” was designed to do one thing: maximize the number of Americans dependent upon the government. The welfare state was never meant to eliminate privation; it was created to keep Democrats in power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594036644
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Publication date:
05/29/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Kevin D. Williamson is an editor at National Review, the author of the forthcoming The End of Politics (And What Comes Next), and a columnist for The New Criterion. He began his journalism career at the Mumbai-based Indian Express Newspaper Group and has worked as a reporter, columnist, and editor at a variety of newspapers. He directed the journalism program at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and serves as an adjunct professor at The King’s College in New York City.

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The Dependency Agenda 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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fwc More than 1 year ago
A sad tale of the evisceration of American values and virtues, told cogently and with wit and humor.