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Political Science

The Welfare State and the Selfish Society

 
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Course Description
Does capitalism and the free market make you selfish? Dennis Prager, best selling author and nationally syndicated talk show host, answers this question and challenges what for many has become conventional wisdom.
 
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Dennis Prager

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  1. The Welfare State advocates hard work, limited government and economic freedom.

    A: True
    B: False

  2. According to Prager University, which is the correct answer:

    A: Socialism and the Welfare State comes from and produces selflessness
    B: Capitalism comes from and creates selfishness.
    C: The Welfare State produces far more selfish people and therefore a far more selfish society than a free market economy
    D: The Free Market Economy produces far more selfish people and therefore a far more selfish society than the Welfare State.

  3. According to Dennis Prager, what caused the college students to cheer loudly during President Obama's speech in 2010:

    A: Students will be able to remain on their parents' healthcare plan until the age of 26.
    B: Students will be given the responsibility of becoming mature, self-sufficient adults before they reach the age of 26.
    C: Students will never have to pay for their student loans or healthcare bills. The Rich will pay all their bills.
    D: Students will be able to remain on their parents' healthcare plan until the age of 52.

  4. Which is not promoted by the Welfare State?

    A: Young men and women will want to become mature adults- independent of their parents.
    B: Young men and women will find it totally normal to continue to depend on their parents after they turn 30 and beyond.
    C: People will lack gratitude since they will see all that is done for them as a right and not as something they should say thank you for.
    D: People will become more selfish because they will be pre-occupied with how much more they can get.

  5. Which true statement leads to better results for our society:

    A: Capitalism teaches people to work harder.
    B: The Welfare State teaches people to want harder.
    C: Capitalism teaches people to want harder.
    D: The Welfare State teaches people to work harder.



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