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(MAHWAH, NJ) – Young Americans for Liberty is sponsoring the Pros and Cons of Government Welfare, a debate focusing on subsidies, bailouts, poor programs, and “the big three: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.  Co-hosted with Political Forum, the debate is scheduled for Thursday, April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. in ASB-136. 

Professor of Finance Murray Sabrin will argue the cons of welfare programs.  Professor of Social Work Mitchell Kahn will discuss the programs’ pros.

Young Americans for Liberty is a student-run chapter of the national Libertarian organization.  The organization offers students a political outlet not confined to the two-party system, and focuses on topics such as liberty and government-provided services such as Social Security, health care, education, and other government assistance.  Political Forum offers students a nonpartisan view of politics.      

The debate is free and open to Ramapo students and faculty.

For more information about the event, please contact Young Americans for Liberty President Stephanie de Ruiter at 973.349.4658.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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