Filed under: Capitalism, Domestic Policy, Economy, Liberalism | Tags: Dr. William Voegeli, The Second Bill of Rights, The Welfare State
William Voegeli is the author of the new book Never Enough: America’s Limitless Welfare State. He is a visiting scholar at Claremont McKenna College’s Henry Salvatori Center for the study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World.
In this interview at Reason.tv, Dr. Voegeli traces recent federal government expansion back to President Franklin Roosevelt’s introduction of “a Second Bill of Rights” that called for the right to housing, education, and medical care. ” The denial of the possibility that there is an endpoint [to the welfare state] is crucial to the liberal enterprise,” Dr. Voegeli says.
This is a good one, and well worth your time.