Optimum size of the government and government interventions in the economy such as Social Security program. Is Social Security program good or bad?

Optimum size of the government and government interventions in the economy such as Social Security program. Is Social Security program good or bad?

Optimum size of the government and government interventions in the economy such as Social Security program. Is social security program good or bad? Social Security program is the largest single item in the annual federal government budget. Assume for the purpose of this assignment that we do not currently have a Social Security Act, but that the creation of such legislation is being seriously considered by the federal government for the first time and that the government has accurately predicted that cost of such a program. Create an argument for the Passage of such a law based on your conception of the ideas on the optimum size of government and on government interventions in the economy (Social Security is an intervention in the economy). Please reference at least 4 readings from below: Advocates of Limited Government: Ron Pestritto: “The Birth of the Administrative State: Where It Came From and What It Means for Limited Government” http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2007/11/the-birth-of-the-administrative-state-where-itcame-from-and-what-it-means-for-limited-government Ryan Messmore: “A Moral Case against Big Government” http://heartland.org/sites/all/modules/custom/heartland_migration/files/pdfs/21037.pdf Progressivism and Expansive Government: Peter Dreier and Dick Flacks: “Patriotism and Progressivism” http://content.bellevue.edu/cas/la/400-410-420/pa/pdfs/dreier-flacks-patriotism.pdf John Halpin and Conor P. Williams: “What is Progressivism?” http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/progressive-movement/report/2010/04/14/7677/the-progressiveintellectual-tradition-in-america/ Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin: “The Progressive Tradition in American Politics” [pay particular attention to the bullet list, Progressive reforms: A century of accomplishments”] http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/progressivemovement/report/2010/04/14/7592/theprogressive-tradition-in-american-politics/ Capitalism and Socialism: Pro and Con: Capitalists: Walter Williams: The Entrepreneur as American Hero” http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/articles/fee/entrepreneur.htm Samuel Gregg: “Markets, Morality, and Civil Society” http://ezproxy.bellevue.edu:80/login?auth=bb&url=http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.bellevue.edu/docview/210678960 Communists and Socialists: Bertrand Russell: In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays (1935): Chapter VII: “The Case for Socialism” http://www.ditext.com/russell/cs.html Marx and Engels: Selection from The Communist Manifesto (1848) Chapter II: Proletarians and Communists http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/ch02.htm