Featuring Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law; Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law; moderated by John Maniscalco, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
Featuring Star Parker; with comments by
Debra Dickerson, Columnist, Beliefnet.com; John McWhorter, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute.
Despite trillions of dollars spent on social programs since the 1960s, there is little evidence that the poor have benefited. In a blistering critique, former welfare mother Star Parker discusses how government has harmed rather than helped the poor—and what citizens can do to fight back. Parker, the president and founder of the Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education, encourages faith and individual responsibility to empower the poor to escape Uncle Sam’s “sophisticated poverty plantation.” Commenting on the book will be John McWhorter, author of Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music and Why We Should, Like, Care; and Debra Dickerson, author of the book The End of Blackness.