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Resolved: It's Time to Abolish The Welfare State (Episode #302)

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 27, 1998 -- 12:00 PM

Is it the responsibility of the government to provide for poor Americans, or is the country better served by a government that creates opportunities for the poor to provide for themselves? William F. Buckley, Jr. will lead the affirmative team with John Goodman, founder and president of the National Center for Policy Analysis; Pete du Pont, former governor of Delaware; and Alan Keyes, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Arguing against them will be Laura Tyson, dean-designate of the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; and Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of "the American Prospect" and author of "The End of Laissez-Faire," "The Economic Illusion" and "Everything for Sale: The Virtues and Limits of the Market." Other panelists are TBD. Michael Kinsley moderates.

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