February Roundtable: The Right Angle On Poverty
Date(s) - 02/25/2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wise Public Affairs
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, but despite policymakers’ best efforts, economic mobility is no greater today. While the government’s safety net has kept many Americans afloat, it hasn’t helped create the opportunities and community bonds necessary to change lives on a grand scale and lift citizens out of poverty.
What are concerned Americans to do?
The left’s solutions are merely a Band-Aid, and often stand to drag the economy down, prolonging and deepening the suffering of those they are trying to help. But the right is only beginning to formulate its own response, with libertarians and conservatives offering different ideas. Even Hayek called for a basic safety net, but what structure should it take?
Join the discussion on how we on the right should think about the intersection between the safety net, community and family bonds, and individual responsibility. The panelists will also discuss concrete steps the government could take to create opportunity to those being left behind. Register here or below!
Brandon Smith, The Federalist Society
Brad Wassink, American Enterprise Institute
Jonathan Blanks, Cato Institute
Elise Amyx, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
Lori Sanders, R Street Institute, Moderator
Free for AFF Members and $5 for non members.