Is Sweden really the socialist utopia that it is often portrayed as? Is it a socialist nightmare? It’s far away, it’s cold and for Americans, it’s a country surrounded by economic myths. Here’s the real story.
If nothing is done, the bill for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid will bankrupt Millennials and their children. But support for these programs is strong among the elderly and the young alike. In this talk delivered as part of ARI’s Road to a Free Society tour, best-selling author Don Watkins argues that this support is based on a handful of myths, and that if Americans knew the truth about the welfare state, they would not want to save it — but abolish it.