The Resource A Nation of Takers : America's Entitlement Epidemic

A Nation of Takers : America's Entitlement Epidemic

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A Nation of Takers : America's Entitlement Epidemic
Title
A Nation of Takers
Title remainder
America's Entitlement Epidemic
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eng
Summary
In A Nation of Takers: America's Entitlement Epidemic, one of our country's foremost demographers, Nicholas Eberstadt, details the exponential growth in entitlement spending over the past fifty years. As he notes, in 1960, entitlement payments accounted for well under a third of the federal government's total outlays. Today, entitlement spending accounts for a full two-thirds of the federal budget. Drawing on an impressive array of data and employing a range of easy- to- read, four color charts, Eberstadt shows the unchecked spiral of spending on a range of entitlements, everything from medicare to disability payments. But Eberstadt does not just chart the astonishing growth of entitlement spending, he also details the enormous economic and cultural costs of this epidemic. He powerfully argues that while this spending certainly drains our federal coffers, it also has a very real,long-lasting, negative impact on the character of our citizens. Also included in the book is a response from one of our leading political theorists, William Galston. In his incisive response, he questions Eberstadt's conclusions about the corrosive effect of entitlements on character and offers his own analysis of the impact of American entitlement growth
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Eberstadt, Nicholas
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HJ2051
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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New Threats to Freedom Ser
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Entitlement spending -- United States
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A Nation of Takers : America's Entitlement Epidemic
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1043737
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online resource
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Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Part I: America's Growing Dependency on Government Entitlements -- The Rise of Entitlements in Modern America, 1960 - 2010 / Nicholas Eberstadt -- Part II: Dissenting Points of View -- Have We Become a "Nation of Takers" ? / William A. Galston -- Civil Society and the Entitlement State / Yuval Levin -- Epilogue: Response to Galston and Levin -- About the Contributors
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EBC1043737
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unknown
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1 online resource (145 pages)
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online
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9781599474366
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1043737
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1043737
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10614224
  • (CaONFJC)MIL400453
  • (OCoLC)817224581
Label
A Nation of Takers : America's Entitlement Epidemic
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1043737
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Part I: America's Growing Dependency on Government Entitlements -- The Rise of Entitlements in Modern America, 1960 - 2010 / Nicholas Eberstadt -- Part II: Dissenting Points of View -- Have We Become a "Nation of Takers" ? / William A. Galston -- Civil Society and the Entitlement State / Yuval Levin -- Epilogue: Response to Galston and Levin -- About the Contributors
Control code
EBC1043737
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (145 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599474366
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1043737
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1043737
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10614224
  • (CaONFJC)MIL400453
  • (OCoLC)817224581

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