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Work and Happiness: The Human Cost of Welfare

Erin Mae Miller, dir. (57 min) Friday 1:30 pm

Compassion fueled the creation of America’s welfare system, a safety net that rescues some of the most vulnerable among us. Our current system spent more than $1 trillion in social spending last year, which would be a worthwhile expenditure if it was breaking the cycle of poverty. Many think it’s doing just the opposite. We often hear politicians tout the system’s good intentions, but what about those living on welfare? Do they think the system is working? Have good intentions delivered good results? Join Free To Choose Media Executive Editor Johan Norberg as he examines America’s welfare system through the eyes of those who are currently stuck in it. Discover the struggles they are experiencing in the system that is supposed to help them ultimately get out of poverty. They may learn that the system’s greatest cost is its human cost in WORK AND HAPPINESS: THE HUMAN COST OF WELFARE.

Panel: "Unintended Consequences: The Human Cost of Welfare and Regulation" Lisa Conyers, John Papola, Greg Gudenkauf; Bob Chitester, mod.