A few months ago, Northwood University invited me to speak on, “Are we stuck with the Great Society?”  This would probably sound like a strange topic to most Americans.  To ask, “Are we stuck with Disneyland?,” presupposes that Disneyland is bad.  Similarly, to ask, “Are we stuck with the Great Society?,” presupposes that the Great Society is bad. 

Fortunately, I agree that the Great Society has been a terrible mistake, so it was an easy – and fun – talk to write.  Most of the central arguments foreshadow what I’ll be saying in Poverty: Who To Blame.  For now, enjoy the slides.