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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Flora Rose House, Rose Main G42
134 Gothics Way, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
The Government-Citizen Disconnect: Nearly all Americans today benefit from assistance from government at some point in their lives, to aid with costs for health care, education, or housing, to name a few, and the average person receives a higher portion of income from federal social policies that ever. Yet, Americans’ attitudes toward government are dismal and have worsened over time. Suzanne Mettler explores this “government-citizen disconnect,” describing the form it takes and probing its causes.