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By Christina Petsoulas

Through exploring the writings of Mandeville, Hume and Smith, this ebook bargains a critique of Hayek's idea of cultural evolution and explores the roots of his strong defence of liberalism. This e-book is an unique contribution to the controversy, and very important examining for researchers in politics, political thought, and economics.

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His speech accepting the GOP nomination for the presidency in 1936 conveyed almost 39 T H E P L O T AG A I N S T S O C I A L S E C U R I T Y none of the rancor toward Franklin Roosevelt that infected the party platform. But like other conservatives, he was unhappy with Social Security’s financing scheme, particularly with the size of the reserve, which critics viewed as a giant slush fund. Republicans were already suspicious of Roosevelt’s imperial presidency; if he and his successors got their hands on the program’s money, they feared, the federal government would acquire an unprecedented ability to undertake programs and projects with nationwide reach.

Within minutes of starting his January 11 event, he reassured the audience “if you’re a senior receiving your Social Security check, nothing is going to change. . ” Nevertheless, the evidence for the so-called generational divide in levels of support of Social Security is questionable. While it does appear that younger workers feel greater doubts about the system’s future, the statistics don’t show lower sup- 22 THE BUSH BLITZ port for the program in that age group than among the elderly. Interestingly, Butler and Germanis didn’t claim that there was lower support for Social Security among the young; their idea was to exploit the younger generation’s doubts to sap their support, a process they acknowledged would require much time and effort.

Mischievously entitled “Achieving a ‘Leninist’ Strategy,” the article observed that while Social Security was certain to collapse someday under its own fiscal burdens, it was worth examining the Bolshevik leader’s precept that even a preordained revolution often needs to be jump-started by an elite vanguard. Butler and Germanis argued that as long as the public remained convinced that Social Security would reliably provide their money’s worth upon retirement, any politician who toyed with the program would face the same fate as Congress’s involuntary 1982 retirees.

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