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Is Government the Problem or the Solution?

Yaron Brook, David Callahan

Presented at: ARC Brook/Callahan Debate 2012

Date: Mar 28, 2012

This debate on the size and scope of government features Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, versus David Callahan, senior fellow, Demos, and editor of

The size and scope of government has become one of the most contested issues in American politics—and is emerging as a focus of the 2012 election. What is government's proper role? Should it focus on protecting individual rights and free markets? Or on promoting equality and solving society's problems?

politicscurrent events

Parts: 1

Handout: none


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