I even have speculated about when America reaches a tipping point, with too many people riding in the wagon of government dependency (as illustrated by these famous cartoons, which even have a Danish equivalent).
If you read all my posts on these issues, I like to think you’d be very well informed on these topics. But if you want to save time, my colleague Tom Palmer put all these issues together in a recent speech in Australia.
Best of all, he includes lots of great material on the moral and historical aspects of this discussion.
The good news is that there are signs of progress, at least outside the United States. Denmark, for instance, has cut back on its welfare state.
And now, even the United Kingdom has engaged in some serious welfare reform.