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Welfare Debate to Probe Pros and Cons of Government Assistance

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 24, 2012

(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.


About Ramapo College

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 comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per 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, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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