Kevin Williamson is a National Review correspondent, maintaining the Exchequer blog at National Review Online, and the author of The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome in addition to a number of other books, including: The Dependency Agenda and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism. A contributing author to The New Leviathan: The State Vs. the Individual in the 21st Century and Future Tense: The Lessons of Culture in an Age of Upheaval, Williamson additionally is a theater critic at The New Criterion, a regular commentator on Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, and NPR, and his work has appeared in the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Commentary, and Academic Questions.
Government is failing—and in critical aspects like education, health care and retirement security. But that isn’t a bad thing, or so Williamson explained, at the September 11th Young Leaders Circle. While we would be better off reforming entitlements and other social-welfare programs before they end in disaster, Williamson suggests that government’s failure to deliver will soon be a blessing in disguise. When these institutions implode, human ingenuity will rise to the occasion and replace them with more innovative solutions that will meet the challenges we are facing in the twenty-first century.