Tag: social security

The welfare state is a package deal

A lawyer friend who specializes in this kind of thing alerts me to this decision, handed down earlier this week in the Washington, D.C.,...

A Tale of One City

It was the best of times; It was the worst of times. Charles Dickens begins A Tale of Two Cities with a paradox, but one...

The Politics of Ingratitude

Here is the great secret of my generation: What our parents gave us as a gift we have received as an entitlement. No one is not grateful for an entitlement. Indeed, everyone is resentful that it is not larger. Worse, we are resentful of everybody else's entitlements because they compete with our own. Politics because a matter of getting as large a share of the pie as you can, while giving as little as you can get away with.