Dr. Mary Ruwart is a leading expert in libertarian communication. In this column she offers short answers to real questions about libertarianism. To submit questions to Dr. Ruwart, see end of column.
QUESTION: Recently in the Liberator Online you answered a question with the following supporting argument:
“For example, about 75% of the tax dollars that are targeted to welfare programs actually go to the middle-class administrators rather than the needy. In contrast, private programs give about 75% of donated dollars to the poor. Thus, the poor get more when charitable giving is private.”
I am interested in where you got your statistics. I want to share this argument with friends, but I like to provide references. Could you do so? Read more