Book Forum

The Welfare of Nations

(Cato, 2016)

January 26, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute

Featuring the author James Bartholomew, The Welfare of Nations; with comments by Will Wilkinson, Vice President for Policy, Niskanen Center; Sven R. Larson, Author, Industrial Poverty: Yesterday Sweden, Today Europe, Tomorrow America; moderated by Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

Is the modern welfare state still viable? Can it be reformed? Or do we need a new model that relies less on government redistribution and regulation and more on free markets and competition? In his latest book James Bartholomew examines welfare systems around the world and documents the strength and weaknesses of their approaches to poverty, education, health care, retirement, and other issues. Bartholomew offers a new framework for expanding liberty, while battling poverty and inequality.