The Welfare of Nations

(Cato, 2016)

Book Forum
January 26, 2017
1:00PM to 2:30PM 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.

Why America Misunderstands the World
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.