Dr. Palmer is also the executive vice president for international programs at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, and is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. Before joining Cato he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He is the author of Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice (2009). He received his B.A. in liberal arts from St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland, his M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and his doctorate in politics from Oxford University.
The title of his talk will be After the Welfare State.
The talk is based on his new book with the same title.. Details of the book are at the link, but a brief motivation for the book is as follows:
Our politicians and, frankly, our parents have failed us. They have used the mechanisms of the welfare state to hold power and live off the backs of future generations. Now we have to take our futures into own hands. If not us, who? If not now, when? The stakes are far too high to sit back and let this crisis continue to grow. As Tom Palmer notes “We can avert catastrophe and we can substitute for the welfare state institutions that are more just, more fair, more efficient, and more helpful to those in need.” This is true, but the politicians will not fix it themselves. We have to educate and motivate our fellow students to take action. Only we, the youth, can fix this problem for ourselves and our future
I will re-announce this a few times, but mark your calendars for this exciting event!