Are entitlements corrupting those they intend to sustain or are legislated benefits a necessary, civic responsibility that support us all? William Galston, Senior Fellow of Governance at the Brookings Institution, argues with Nicholas Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at American Enterprise Institute, about the necessity of entitlements, especially in times of austerity. The discussion will be moderated by David Van Zandt, President of the New School.
The Center for Public Scholarship brings their debate from the pages of the Wall Street Journal and the recent book, A Nation of Takers: America's Entitlement Epidemic (by Nicholas Eberstadt with a response by William Galston), to The New School.
Nicholas Eberstadt is senior adviser to the National Board of Asian Research, a member of the visiting committee at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a member of the Global Leadership Council at the World Economic Forum.
William Galston is Saul I. Stern Professor of Civic Engagement and the director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at the School of Public Policy of University of Maryland, College Park. He also served as senior adviser to President Bill Clinton on domestic policy.
Free and open to the public.