What are Entitlements Doing to America?
Nicholas Eberstadt writes, “What is monumentally new about the American state today is the vast empire of entitlement payments that it protects, manages and finances. Within living memory, the federal government has become an entitlements machine. As a day-to-day operation, it devotes more attention and resources to the public transfer of money, goods and services to individual citizens than to any other objective, spending more than for all other ends combined.”
“American Character Is at Stake,” by Nicholas Eberstadt. The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2012.