Watch Online: Geoffrey Canada ’74 and Stanley Druckenmiller ’75, Tues., May 7

Canada and Druckenmiller on Morning Joe

Geoffrey Canada '74 and Stanley Druckenmiller '75 on "Morning Joe."

Next week, educator Geoffrey Canada ’74 and investor Stanley Druckenmiller ’75 will visit campus to present a talk, entitled “Generational Theft: How Entitlement Spending is Stealing Opportunity from America’s Youth,” which will be streamed live on the Bowdoin Daily Sun on Tuesday evening, May 7, 2013, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. It will also be archived with other videos on Bowdoin Talks.

Following a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece in which they write of their shared concern that “government spending levels are unsustainable,” Canada and Druckenmiller, though from different backgrounds and with different political beliefs, have united to bring their message to the masses, appearing on CNBC’s Closing Bell and Squawk Box, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe. They warn that failing to reform an entitlement culture, reaffirm long-run objectives, and re-establish a common purpose will mean diminished opportunities for America’s youth.

 

Comments

  1. Do you include the benefits paid to the military (education, health, rehab/etc) entitlements? pensions paid to retired
    congress/senate (along with their many perks) entitlements? Just what other than Soc Sec and Medicare are entitlements?

  2. Workn4ALiving says:

    This should be a facsinating discussion. I saw the Squawk Box interview, but it was too short (maybe 5-10 minutes). Allowing a couple hours is what it will take to understand the deeper economics behind the generational theft we’re committing from our children.
    The question I keep asking is, do our poiticial leaders understand these economics and choose to ignore them? or are they so inexperienced and uninformed that they truly don’t get it? My visit to my Congressman (Bill Keating – MA) last spring suggests most lack ‘real life’ street experience in economics to begin to understand what they’re doing, and the rest choose to ignore taking on the issue to stay in power.
    Kudos to Canada and Druckenmiller for taking this show on the road.

  3. John Chapman says:

    The constitutionally enumerated powers, and all the activities required as per the necessarily implied powers, are “discretionary” in terms of spending. All the expensive, socialist, unsustainable, votebuying crapola that you read about in examples of fraud on the people are “entitlements”, even though there is no constitutional mandate to establish or continue same. Now do you understand?

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