Ordered Liberty

The Social Security Fable -- A Second Response to Ron Radosh

As Ordered Liberty and other PJMedia readers may be aware, I gave an initial response yesterday to Ron Radosh’s post from Monday, which took issue with my NRO column from last weekend. Yesterday’s post addressed Ron’s objections to my critique of a dialogue between Charles Krauthammer and Jon Stewart about the New Deal. That response is here.

In my NRO this weekend, “The Social Security Fable,” I respond to Ron’s argument the Social Security was really intended to be insurance, not “welfare.” As I note in the column, this “parrots a Roosevelt-administration fairy tale that even its authors abandoned three-quarters of a century ago when forced to justify the program in Supreme Court litigation.”

My weekend NRO column is here.